Medical microbiology, also known as ‘’clinical microbiology’’, is the study of microbes, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, which cause human illness and their role in the disease.
The microbes and the branch of microbiology are the most studied due to their great importance to medicine.
Medical microbiology studies development and progress of the infectious disease in a patient and in human population (epidemiology). It is a branch of medicine and microbiology and includes five sciences: Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Immunology, Serology and Mycology . Recently Molecular biology, Hospital infection Control etc has become important part of Microbiology.
In the recent era where new infections are emerging, some old re-emerging and causing pandemics, medical microbiology plays important role in diagnosing, treating and preventing them. Due to non-judicial use of antibiotics, many infection causing microorganisms are becoming resistant to most of the available antibiotics. Medical microbiology plays an important role by guiding on antibiotic sensitivity pattern.
Kingsway hospitals has got one of the most advanced automated Microbiology laboratory facility available with it.
Various facilities available are
- Automated Culture and Sensitivity for bacteria and fungus.
- Rapid PCR for Hepatitis, TB, HIV and FLU
- genotypic study of antibiotic resistance as Carba R etc.
- RO water culture by membrane filtration method.
- Scrub typhus ELISA
- Serology for various diseases etc.
We also provide services for surveillance of OT, ICU, Dialysis unit etc by Air particle count, Air sampling and various swabs culture.