What Is the Purpose of a Streak Plate?

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The purpose of a streak plate is to isolate and grow bacteria from some type of sample. In the medical field, a patient sample is typically urine, stool, sputum or vaginal secretions. If there is any bacteria in the sample, the streak plate medium provides the ideal conditions in which the bacteria can incubate and grow in order to be properly identified. The streak plate can assist in the proper diagnosis of patient illness.
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