The Microbiology Laboratory offers bacteriology (ID and susceptibility), immunology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, serology, TB and virology testing including specialized antibiotic and antifungal studies. We evaluate and add infectious diseases molecular diagnostic tests on an ongoing basis.
An antibiogram documents the percent of isolated organisms susceptible to commonly prescribed antibiotics; the isolates tested are collected from a defined patient population and collected over a defined time period. Antibiograms may prove helpful in selecting empiric antibiotic coverage while awaiting specific culture and antimicrobial susceptibility test results for an individual patient
Strong Memorial Hospital
Golisano Children's Hospital
Allergy testing performed on the Immunocap 250
Herpes antibody type specific (Focus Select test) for Type 1 and Type 2 IgG antibody
tTG-IgA (Tissue Transglutaminase) antibody for celiac disease diagnosis
CCP IgG (Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide) antibody to aid in the early diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis
Respiratory Virus Surveillance
Cytomegalovirus viral load, monitored frequently in transplant patients
EBV viral load, monitored frequently in transplant patients
HIV viral load, to monitor treatment effectiveness
HCV viral load, to monitor treatment effectiveness for Hepatitis C infection
HBV viral load, to monitor treatment effectiveness for Hepatitis B infection
HCV genotyping, used to predict length of treatment for Hepatitis C infection
For more information or to request our services, please contact Debra Jesien, Chief Supervisor, at (585) 275-1314.