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    Laboratory Services Section
    MC 1947
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7318
    Fax: (512) 776-7294

    Phone Us Toll Free at:
    (888) 963-7111, ext. 7318

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Laboratory Services Section Clinical Bacteriology

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What we do

The Clinical Bacteriology Team is involved in indentification and/or confirmation of pure cultures for the following organisms:

  • Gram negative nonfermentative rods
  • Gram positive rods including coryneforms and Bacillus
  • Gram positive cocci including Streptococcus and Staphylococcus
  • Family Enterobacteriaceae, Haemophilus, and Neisseria

Clinical testing includes:

  • Bordetella pertussis culture
  • Isolation and identification of enteric pathogens and Group A and B Streptococcus and Legionella
  • Processing autopsy specimens from the medical examiner
  • Serological typing for Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, E. coli 057:H7, and other shiga toxin producing E. coli, Vibrio cholerae, Legionella species, and Streptoccoccus species
  • Genetic probe testing for N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis

The team processes yearly, on an average, 2600-3000 specimens for bacterial isolation or identification and 14,000 specimens for N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis by genetic probe.

 
Contact Us
Address:

Clinical Bacteriology Branch
Laboratory Services Section, MC 1947
Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX  78714-9347

 

Phone:

(512) 458-7582
(888) 963-7111 x7582 toll free
(512) 458-7452 fax

 
Last updated December 20, 2010