Frequently Asked Questions
What Can Be Tested?
What You Need To Know Before Your Test?
Your body has many types of cells and fluids. Almost all of these cells and fluids can be tested, although the most commonly tested are blood and urine. Specimens such as sweat, spinal fluid, joint fluid, sputum, stool, bone marrow, tissues and body scrapings are also tested.
What is a clinical microbiology laboratory?
Depending on the test or tests ordered, you may be told not to eat food for 8–12 hours before coming to the laboratory, or you may be told to only eat certain foods. For other tests, you may be told to drink more or less than what you would normally drink 8–12 hours before the test. You may be asked not to smoke before the tests.
What are the types of laboratory?
The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory is a full-service laboratory offering diagnostic bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, and mycobacteriology.
Company laboratories fall into three clear categories: research laboratories, development laboratories, and test laboratories. Research laboratories carry out both basic and applied research work.