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Clinical Microbiology

In order to control and treat infectious organisms in patients, clinical microbiology focuses on the isolation and characterization of these organisms. Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites can all cause infections.

Clinical Microbiology Lab Equipments

The broad category of “microbiology equipment” includes all kinds of items used in microbiology labs. Scientists use microbiology, the study of microscopic life forms, to learn about viruses, cells, plants, fungi, protozoa, and parasites.

Numerous industries use microbiology for quality control, to demonstrate that there are no living contaminants, or to identify the kind of contaminants present so they can determine the best course of action.

Microscopes, slides, test tubes, petri dishes, growth media (liquid and solid), inoculation loops, pipettes, and tips, incubators, autoclaves, and laminar flow hoods are all examples of microbiology equipment.

There are some equipment that are permanent, like microscopes and hoods, while there are others that are not, like pipette tips. One way to be able to reuse tools like slides and petri dishes that could otherwise be thrown away is to have an autoclave.

Purpose of Clinical Microbiology Lab

An integral component of successful infection prevention and control (IPC) is the microbiology laboratory. The microbiology lab should be able to identify the bacteria that cause healthcare-associated infections the most frequently and perform at least some basic microorganism typing for epidemiologic assessments.