Microbiology

SydPath’s microbiology department offers comprehensive microbiological testing including general bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, infectious diseases serology and molecular biology. The laboratory is highly automated and provides rapid results. The laboratory is licensed by the TGA for the serological testing of blood and tissue donors.

We have special expertise in

  • PCR Technology – respiratory viruses
  • enteric pathogens
  • sexually transmissible infections
  • parasitology
  • therapeutic drug monitoring
  • management and identification of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients

Consultation is available regarding appropriate specimen collection, test interpretation and advice on antibiotic susceptibility results and use.

The Infection Control Service is supported by Medical Microbiologists, Infection Control Nurses and Infectious Disease Physicians.

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