• Work areas

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Microbiology

 BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY

  • Incubation in different conditions: aerobic and anaerobic incubation, CO2 enriched environment and microaerophilic incubation.
  • Automated incubation of blood cultures.
  • Conventional and automated culture of other sterile fluids (LCR, pleural fluid…).
  • Culture of wounds, exudates, biopsies, surgical specimens.
  • Culture of urine in chromogenic media.
  • Coprocultures, detection of Clostridium difficile (toxin).
  • Diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases: urethritis, cervicitis…
  • Automated culture of mycobacteria in fluids: Mycobacterium tuberculosi, environmental mycobacteria, fast growing mycobacteria…
  • Sensitivity tests: antibiogram using different methods, microdilution, disc plate, E-test… Information on MIC.
  • Specific staining: Gram staining, methylene blue staining, Kinyoun staining, Ziehl-Neelsen staining…
  • Detection of bacterial antigens through immunochromatography in several samples: Streptococcus pyogenes in throat exudates, Helicobacter pylori in stool, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionel·la pneumophila in urine…
  • Breath test to detect Helicobacter pylori.

 

MYCOLOGY

  • Mycological culture: dermatophytes, filamentous fungi, environmental mycosis…


PARASITOLOGY

  • Diagnosis of intestinal parasites by microscopy, staining, detection of antigens by immunochromatography.
  • Diagnosis of blood parasites.


VIROLOGY

  • Detection of antigens of different viruses by immunochromatographic techniques: adenovirus, rotavirus, RSV, influenza virus…


INFECTIOUS SEROLOGY

  • Hepatitis.
  • Human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Pregnancy serology.
  • Serology of respiratory diseases.
  • Serology of infectious agents in general.