Microbiology is a branch of science that studies small living things called microorganisms, many of which can only be seen under a microscope. Many of these microorganisms cause diseases in humans. These are mainly bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. In the Microbiology Laboratory, which is a unit of the Clinical Laboratory in Avcılar Hospital, these microorganisms can be examined and the diseases that affect people can be determined.
Diseases caused by these germs that we cannot see with the naked eye are generally called Infectious Diseases (Infectious Diseases). Tens of thousands of different microorganisms appear as disease agents.
In this unit, direct and indirect tests related to infectious microorganisms are performed. In the laboratory, guiding tests are carried out in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of infectious diseases in blood and all kinds of body fluids, tissue samples, urine and feces and various other samples of the patients. As sub-units, there are bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and serology departments.