Le corps humain héberge des milliards de bactéries et autres micro-organismes qui influencent notre état de santé. Leur prolifération dépend de leur lieu d’hébergement, leur source de nutriments, les conditions d’humidité, et de la présence ou de l’absence d’oxygène.

Studies on fibrinogen abnormalities

Congenital fibrinogen abnormalities are rare orphan diseases. They are classified as quantitative abnormalities, defined by a total deficit (afibrinogenemia) or low level (hypofibrinogenemia) of circulating fibrinogen, and as qualitative abnormalities characterized by a discrepancy between the level of circulating fibrinogen measured by a functional method and the antigenic level (dysfibrinogenemia or hypodysfibrinogenemia). Laboratory diagnosis is based on conventional hemostasis testing and is usually confirmed by genetic testing.

Bacteriology Laboratory


Mission of the Bacteriology Laboratory

The Bacteriology Laboratory runs bacteriological analysis of hemocultures, urine, stool, respiratory system samples, cerebrospinal fluids, pus and various smears and punctures. These analyses are aimed to provide evidence for aerobic and anaerobic pathogenic germs, fungus and mycobacteria. Identification of bacteria, mycobacteria and fungus is done by mass spectrometry and with automated or semi-automated molecular biology techniques such as PCR, hybridization and sequencing.

The antibiotic sensitivity testing performed establishes which antibiotics to prescribe and confirms certain specific resistance profiles such as, for example, BLSE, MRSA or MDR.

Regarding routine bacteriological analyses and research projects, a very close intra-hospital collaboration was established over the years to include Dental Medicine, Infection Control, Intensive Care, Pediatrics (in the search for causes of osteomyelitis), Reconstructive Surgery (involvement in the Noma project), Pharmacy and the Center for Cell Therapy (relevant to quality controls) as well as the Center for Blood Transfusions (within the scope of hemovigilance). 

Hours of Operation and Contacts

The technical staff is present at the lab from Monday to Sunday,  from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm. Contact +41 (0)22 372 73 03.

A microbiologist is available at the number +41 (0)22 372 73 19 from Monday to Sunday,  from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm..


Next seminar
exclusive to employees in the Microbiology Sector

Bacteriology Laboratory seminars take place on Thursdays from 10:15 am to 11:00 am