Microbiology and Parasitology Unit

The task of the Laboratory of Microbiology and Parasitology is to detect the etiological agents causing infections such as: bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.

Precise knowledge of the cause of the infection is important for the proper diagnosis of the disease. The isolated bacterial strains are then tested for susceptibility to a broad spectrum of antimicrobials (antibiotics), which is an essential prerequisite in prescribing adequate therapy for the infection treatment.

In addition to the healthcare for outpatients and hospitalized patients the Laboratory of Microbiology and Parasitology participates directly in the monitoring and the prevention of intra-hospital infections as well as in prevention of the current global problem of resistance to antibiotics.