microbiology specialists inc.
Clinical

Clinical / Veterinary Microbiology Services

With over 250 years of cumulative experience in infectious disease diagnosis, all of our laboratory staff are certified as laboratory professionals with many having attained numerous certifications and professional degrees.

Being trained in the art of gold-standard biochemical identification allows for an edge when identifying those undifferentiated species identified by use of our MALDI-TOF. [Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI) – Time of Flight (TOF) Mass Spectrometry]. Testing offered in all subspecialty areas of microbiology to aid in the diagnosis of human and veterinary infectious diseases. Listed are just some of the culture/identification and susceptibility services we perform in our laboratory.

Aerobic bacteriology and susceptibility testing:

  • Enteric and non-enteric gram negative rods
  • Corynebacterium
  • Bacillus
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC)
  • Chlamydia culture

Respiratory pathogens:

  • Beta-hemolytic Streptococcus Groups A ,C ,F and G
  • Legionella
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Haemophilus
  • Listeria
  • Diphtheria
  • Brucella

Stool pathogens:

  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Campylobacter
  • Vibrio
  • Yersinia
  • E.coli 0157

Anaerobic bacteriology and susceptibility testing:

  • Anaerobic culture, identification and susceptibility testing
  • Anaerobic Actinomyces
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Gas liquid chromatography (GLC)

Mycobacteriology and susceptibility testing:

  • Acid-fast culture, identification and susceptibility testing

Mycology:

  • Fungal culture and identification (moulds and yeasts)
  • Aerobic Actinomycetes

Parasitology:

  • Ova & Parasite exam (including Cryptosporidium/Giardia)

Virology: standard and rapid tissue culture and direct exams

  • Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Varicella zoster virus
  • Influenza virus types A and B
  • Parainfluenza virus
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Adenovirus
  • Enterovirus