Microbiology and Serology

Microbiology and Serology

Molecular tests available on the GeneXpert platform.
  • X Pert MTB / RIF
  • X Pert quantitative  HIV 1 viral load
  • X Pert quantitative HCV viral load
  • difficle Toxin detection
  • BCR ABL m RNA transcript level in CML patients, report results to international scale by using assay specific conversion factor.
TB Diagnosis -New rapid point of care test
  • X Pert MTB/ RIF test is a DNA test- Real time PCR test for TB diagnosis
  • Quicker, accurate Method
  • Diagnosing TB with accuracy in < 3 hours.
  • Simultaneous detection of Tuberculosis and Rifampin resistance.
  • Endorsed by WHO
Advantages of Blood Culture Automated System
  • Use of resin containing media with higher rates of organism recovery.
  • Rapid detection of bacteria, fungi, Atypical Mycobacteria by superior florescence detection technology.
  • Early detection of positive culture allow for proper diagnosis & treatment of blood stream infection.
Measurement of Faecal Elastase – ELISA
  • Is a non invasive first line test to assess patients with chronic pancreatitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic inflammatory bowl disease
  • Exocrine pancreatic dysfunction