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
- Direct microscopic exam with fluorescent stain & ZN stain performed routinely for AFB
- Culture and identification of mycobacteria using both liquid and solid media; Microbiology uses two media, both solid and liquid media for better detection of Mycobacteria from pulmonary & non pulmonary samples
- Automated broth incubation system for detection of mycobacterial cultures monitored hourly for better positivity and quicker detection
- Positive isolates identified by Microscopy and a rapid method to provide a quicker result
Drug susceptibility Testing : M. tuberculosis complex isolates are tested for sensitivity to first-line and second-line drugs with MGIT instrument.