Microbiology is the study of living organisms that are invisible to the naked eye, such as Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi and Viruses. Medical microbiology deals with the pathogenicity of these microbes; that is their role in human illness.
Microbiological specimens may be collected from many sources across the body, including: Blood, Urine, Stool, Sputum, Uro-genital tract, Pus or wound exudates.
Collection of Specimen
- Urine & stool specimens can be passed at the convenience of your home or at the laboratory.
- Blood specimen can be collected at the laboratory or at your health care professionals’ office.
- Specimens from other sources are collected by one’s health care professional and then brought to the laboratory.
Results are available within the range of 24 hours to 7 days, depending on the type of specimen.
Testing Requisition Form