Molecular biology is the study of microorganisms, a type of living organism that can only be observed under a microscope. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, and they play important roles in many aspects of our lives.
In a modern diagnostic center, microbiology is an essential tool for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Microbiology laboratories are equipped with specialized equipment and techniques for growing and identifying microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, from patient samples. This can include culturing techniques, as well as molecular diagnostic tests that can rapidly identify specific microorganisms or genes.
Microbiology testing can be used to diagnose a wide range of infectious diseases, including respiratory infections, sexually transmitted infections, foodborne illnesses, and hospital-acquired infections. It can also help to identify the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which are a growing concern in modern healthcare.
In addition to diagnosing infectious diseases, microbiology can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment, to identify the presence of microorganisms in the environment, and to study the role of microorganisms in various scientific and industrial fields.
Microbiology services in a modern diagnostic center are typically provided by microbiologists, who are trained in the identification and characterization of microorganisms. These specialists work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as clinicians and infection preventionists, to provide accurate diagnoses and guide treatment decisions.
OUR KEY SERVICES:
Routine bacteriology with rapid blood and body fluid cultures
Myco-bacteriology with rapid TB cultures
Routine mycology with fungal cultures