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The Clinical Section of Microbiology performs a wide variety of microbiological testing including Bacteriology, Mycology, Rapid Virology, Molecular Diagnostics and Parasitology. All Mycobacteriology and Viral Cultures are referred to a reference laboratory.
Microbiology testing information is accessible by searching Microbiology Sources or Microbiological Tests listed above.
Note: source listing does not include all possible anatomical sites.
Search using a broader source category may be necessary i.e. wound, abscess, tissue, fluid.
For Gram Stain, Culture & Sensitivity, refer to specific culture type:
Gram stain results are routinely included with culture requests with the following exceptions:
Culture results routinely include all clinically relevant pathogens for the specific site/source.
Susceptibility results are provided as appropriate.
Healthcare personnel requiring additional information regarding data entry, optimal specimens, specimen containers, and/or specimen transportation contact the Microbiology HelpDesk at 403-770-3646.
Physicians requiring consultation may contact the Microbiologist on Call at 403-770-3757.
Regular hours of operation: 24 hours/day, seven days a week.
Refer to Completing the Requisition.
Refer to Specimen Identification (Labelling).
Refer to Specimen Rejection.