Disease Control

 

Disease Control

General Microbiology

Bacteriology

Bacteriology uses the latest methods to isolate, identify and characterize pathogens. Some of the services offered in the Bacteriology section are:

Mycobacteriology

The State Hygienic Laboratory provides the full range of services for the diagnosis of latent TB (see serology for Interferon Gamma Release Assay) and active TB. To diagnose active TB, we offer fluorescent smear and culture of clinical specimens and PCR of smear positive specimens. For identification of acid fast bacilli, the Hygienic Lab performs DNA probes, 16S Ribosomal rDNA sequencing, and biochemicals. We perform susceptibility testing of all Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates.

Mycology

The State Hygienic Laboratory provides the full range of services for the diagnosis of fungal infections from clinical specimens and referred isolates. Culture, biochemical testing, growth on differential media, macroscopic and microscopic examination of colonies, and 16S Ribosomal rDNA sequencing are all employed to reach conclusive identification of yeasts and molds.