The microbiology laboratory is a full service laboratory providing diagnostic services for patients with infections seen in inpatient and outpatient facilities of the Shreya Hospital. We provide a full range of services to Providence Health Care and referral center for the diagnosis of parasites. Some diseases diagnosed by the laboratory include hepatitis, blood stream infections, influenza and pneumonia. These can be caused by a variety of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. When an infection is caused by bacteria, the laboratory tests it to see which antibiotics will be effective. The laboratory provides support to the infection control program by screening for multi-resistant organisms and examining how infections spread throughout the hospital.
We provide support to the Hospital’s academic clinicians who study ways to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of acquiring a healthcare-associated infection.