Microbiology

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Major Activities

The day-to-day activities in these laboratories include: Work-bench cleaning, machine maintenance, sample processing, quality control and assurance, extracting and updating data in the lab-based database.

Available equipment

  • 37oC Incubators  
  • BD Phoenix 100
  • CO7000 Medical Colorimeters
  • DELL / HP computers
  • Fisher Scientific Orbital Shaker 
  • Printers
  • Forma Class II biosafety cabinets 
  • Leica Microscopes
  • Olympus CX21 and CX31 microscopes 
  • Refrigerators
  • Rotanta 460 Centrifuges
  • Urisys 1800 (Roche)
  • Water Baths (Memmert)
  • Weighing balances

Tests Performed

  • Ascitic fluid analysis and culture
  • Bronchoalveola lavage fro Gram, ZN and culture
  • C-Reactive protein
  • Cryptococal antigen test (CRAG) on serum and CSF
  • CSF analysis and culture
  • Ear swab for Gram and culture
  • Eye swab for Gram and culture
  • Gastric aspirate for Gram stain, ZN stain and culture
  • Helicobacterpylori test
  • High vaginal swabs for wet prep, Gram and culture
  • Pericardial fluid analysis and culture
  • Pus aspirate for Gram stain, ZN stain and culture
  • Pus swabs from wounds for Gram, ZN and culture
  • Skin scrapings for KOH wet prep microscopy and fungal culture.
  • Sputum culture (non TB)
  • Sputum gram stain
  • Sputum reducing sugars
  • Sputum toluidine blue stain for pneumocytis jiroveci syst
  • Sputum ZN stain for AFB
  • Stool concentration for ova and cyst
  • Stool culture and antibiotics sensitivity testing
  • Stool modified ZN stains for acid fast oocyst
  • Stool occult blood
  • Stool reducing sugars
  • Stool wet prep for cells and trophozoites
  • Synovial fluid analysis and culture
  • Throat swab for Gram and culture
  • Toxoplasma latex test
  • Toxoplasmosis IgG test
  • Umbilical swab for Gram and culture
  • Urine culture and antibiotics sensitivity testing
  • Brucella
  • Bed sore swab
  • Blood culture
  • Urine Microscopy
  • Urine pregnancy test
  • Urine Chemistry
  • VDRL
  • RPR
  • Widal
  • Stool PH
  • TPHA test
  • Rheumatoid Factor