Microbiology Laboratory Research 

The Microbiology Laboratory is continually working to improve and expand our technologies and test offerings. Our current research activities focus on the following:

  • Refining the methods used for anti-tubercular susceptibility testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other species of non-tuberculous mycobacteria

  • Investigating the use of susceptibility tests to accurately predict resistance, especially with highly-resistant carbapenemase producing strains of bacteria

  • Investigating the use of chromogenic media and molecular based assays to detect bacteria harboring carbapenemase genes