The Clinical Microbiology unit has a multidisciplinary function. Their main activity consists of diagnosing infectious diseases by demonstrating the agent causing these infections in the biological samples collected from the patient. Techniques like antigen detection, staining or direct display provide quick diagnosis. The cultivation and identification of germs, along with an anti-biogram, makes it possible to know their sensitivity or resistance to anti-microbial agents and thereby find the most appropriate treatment, with greater therapeutic success.
Meanwhile, this Unit is also responsible for microbiological tests on hospital areas and the isolation of pathogenic germs in those handling food.
Another of its basic functions consists of providing advice to patients, doctors and hospital institutions on all aspects - both clinical and epidemiological - included in its area of expertise.
AUTOMATED IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (MALDI-TOF MASS SPECTROMETRY)
AUTOMATED ANTIBIOGRAM SYSTEM
AUTOMATED HAEMOCULTURE SYSTEM
Helicobacter pylori culture
Multi-resistant germ detection study
Study of carriers (food handlers, etc.)
India ink stain
KOH (direct view)
Cultivation of fungi (skin, hair, nails ...)
Liquid medium culture (Automated system)
Solid medium culture (Lowenstein-Jensen)
Identification of human parasites (faeces, urine, hair, skin, etc.)
Culturing of parasites (acanthamoeba, leishmania)
DETECTION OF ANTIGENS AND TOXINS
Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)
BLOOD IN FAECES
Immunochromatic test (monoclonal antibodies)
DIGESTION IN FAECES
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MONITORING IN ASSOCIATED CENTRES