The microbiology laboratory performs phenotype profiling for a wide range of bacteria and fungi of veterinary importance using standard microbiological techniques of culturing, incubating, isolation and identification with automated biochemical and proteomic approaches (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry). The laboratory is equipped with automated microbial detection system with quick and efficient microbial detection in blood or other body fluids (CSF, plural, pericardial, and joint fluids) using aerobic and anaerobic culture media bottles.
Isolation, ID and AST of oxygen-sensitive anaerobic bacteria are performed in atmosphere controlled anaerobic chamber. Different enrichment culture procedures are available for the identification of organisms. Both automated minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and manual disc diffusion method based on zone of bacterial inhibition around the antibiotic disc, are available for antimicrobial susceptibility under CLSI and EUCAST guidelines. The laboratory receives a wide range of clinical and environmental samples for bacterial and fungal isolation, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) on a daily basis. Various test plans are available for diagnosis and research.