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Microbiology

MicrobiologyThe Microbiology section of the public health laboratory performs testing on patient samples to determine infection or disease. The identification and sensitivity of organisms are pertinent to proper treatment regimens.

Urine, throat, wound, and fungus cultures are tested. Testing of the patient sample helps to determine the most appropriate antibiotic to combat the infection. The section also uses NAAT amplification testing for sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea.