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Importance of the Microbiology Unit:

Overview of the Microbiology Unit

Testing Areas Description 2013 Totals
Special Bacteriology Identification of several Vaccine-Preventable -Disease organisms such as Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) and Legionella. 1,968
Bacteriology-Enterics Examination of fecal specimens for the presence of enteric Pathogens including Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Yersinia and Escherichia coli (E.coli); instrumental in State Fair and other outbreaks 3,321
Atypical Bacteriology Identification of unusual or difficult to identify Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacilli and confirmation and serotyping of Neisseria, Haemophilus influenza and Vibrio. 1,615
Parasitology Examination of specimens for the presence of human parasites; supports Refugee Program. 1,075
Mycology Isolation and identification of medically important fungi from body tissues and fluids. 391
Mycobacteriology Isolation and identification of mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). 5,092


To contact the Microbiology Unit of the NC State Laboratory, call (919) 733-7367.


Last Modified: September 11, 2014 1:36 PM