The Microbiology Laboratory of Apollo Diagnostics provides complete clinical services including the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Several techniques like microscopy, isolation on culture media, detection of antibodies, etc are exercised, searching for the presence of potentially pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests are executed on isolates to identify the most appropriate antibiotic for treating an infection.
The laboratory is completely equipped with automated systems that fulfill blood culture and mycobacterium culture. Bacterial determination and antimicrobial susceptibility are also carried out by automated systems shortening the turnaround time for reporting.
Quality control and quality assurance are absolutely implemented in the lab.