Bile Tolerance test procedure, principle, and Reagents

The Bile Tolerance test is used to differentiate streptococcus agalactia from other gram-positive cocci. Certain streptococci (S.agalactiae) and enterococci are resistant to 10-40% bile and this test is used to differentiate these from other Gram-positive cocci. Anaerobic bacteria also vary in their ability to grow in the presence of 20% bile. Bile tolerance is most … Read more