Chlamydia bodies must be differentiated from bacteria that may infect the eye such as neisseriae, Hemophilus
species, staphylococci, streptococci, species.
All these bacteria, with the exception of Hemophilus species, stain dark blue in Giemsa stained smear, but Haemophilus rods stain pale blue. Report the smear as “chlamydial inclusion bodies present” or “No chlamydial inclusion bodies seen”.
Examine and Report the cultures Blood agar and chocolate agar Look for colonies that could be: Haemophylus Influenzae Staphylococcus aureus Beta- helmolytic streptococci Streptococcus Pneumoniae Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Loeffler serum slope culture
Look for Moraxella lacunata
Additional MNYC Medium culture -
Look for N. gonorrheae . oxidase positive.