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Customer: Hi, No particular issue. Just a follow up for additional information on a lab report listing positive coccobacilli
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: This is device related, where the lab report from ten device samples shows higher than usual bioburden. One of the 3 gram stains show positive coccobacilli while the other 2 show positive cocci
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.


Thanks for requesting me. Can you tell me more about the problem?




Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a medical device where positive cocci bacilli was identified as an organism on the device by gram stain. I'm trying to identify the typical source of this type of organism and is it different from
Positive cocci which is also on the device
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.


The most common examples of Gram-positive coccobacillus (very short rods that may be mistaken for cocci) are Haemophilus influenzae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Gardnarella vaginalis.

Cocci are sphere shaped and usually are common Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Pneumococcal and Enterococcal species.

Does that answer your question?

Best regards,



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please advise of the typical
Sources. Are the organisms typically from humans, soil, water, etc
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

The organisms are typically found in humans.