Clinical Microbiology Services
The Laboratory routinely sequences from 16s ribosomal bacterial DNA for identification. It has, with the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, an ABS sequences and a proprietary data base, to which it adds. In addition, the Laboratory is developing an RNAse polymerase PCR assay for the identification of Mycobacterium and a sequence assay for the identification of fungi.
Clinical Infectious Diseases Rounds begins in the Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Edberg, who has an appointment in Internal Medicine, conducts the rounds in conjunction with the Clinical Microbiology Fellow and Laboratory Medicine Resident. These are actual work rounds, with a full discussion of the patient, laboratory finds, and treatment decisions made.