Microbiology is a science called microorganism that examines small creatures, many of which can only be seen under microscope. Many of these microorganisms cause diseases in human body. At the beginning; bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. In our microbiology laboratory, these microorganisms can be examined and the diseases that occur in people can be determined.
The diseases caused by these tiny creatures that we cannot see with the naked eye are generally called the Infectious Disease (Infectious Disease). Tens of thousands of different microorganisms appear as disease factors.
In this unit, direct and indirect tests about the infectious agent microorganisms are performed. In the laboratory, blood and all kinds of body fluids, tissue samples, urine and feces, as well as extracts and various other examples of infectious diseases, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up tests are guided. Bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology and serology are the sub-units.
Microbiology laboratory tests include: culture tests, bacterial identification tests, antibiotic and antifungal susceptibility tests, antibiotic resistance studies, direct microscopic examinations, stained preparation studies, parasite eggs in feces, antigen screening tests, antibody tests (serological tests), PCR ( Molecular diagnostic tests including Polymerized Chain Reaction)
Microbiology laboratory, the first thing that comes to mind among these tests, culture, bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility tests. These tests are carried out in our laboratory, at international standards and by using automation system (Micro Scan AS4). With this system, bacteria are defined more advanced than classical methods, and information about unstable resistance mechanisms is obtained. This makes very important contributions in the treatment of infections. In particular, this information is very important for dealing with infections caused by multiple resistant bacteria that cause hospital infections.