Microscopy : Direct microscopic examinations offered for samples reveal gross pathology. Gram stain, AFB stain, KOH mount, India ink stain offered , giving the treating clinician an idea on suspected organism.
Routine bacteriology and susceptibility testing:
Mycology : Routine fungal cultures: special and selective media which suppress the growth of saprophytes, most pathogenic fungi are recovered from clinical specimens
Yeast and Mould Identification : Moulds are identified based on visual morphology, growth temperature, and other characteristics
Drug susceptibility Testing : M. tuberculosis complex isolates are tested for sensitivity to first-line and second-line drugs with MGIT instrument.