Clinical Microbiology Unit
The Clinical Microbiology Unit is part of the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. It handles routine microbiological diagnostic services, conducts laboratory tests and carries out environmental surveillance. The Unit provides a consultation service in clinical infectious diseases, including control of antibiotic use. The Clinical Microbiology Unit performs diagnostic tests on specimens sent for bacterial, fungal and parasitic isolation, and determines the antimicrobial sensitivities of microorganisms that are recovered. In addition, the laboratory determines antimicrobial drug levels and undertakes special investigations.