Analysis

Bacteriology Laboratory

Mission

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

Genetic Medicine

Mission

Mission of the Genetic Medicine Division

  • Provides the population with high quality and state-of-the-art clinical counseling service and laboratory services in genetic diagnosis while being aware of analyses provided by other divisions of HUG.
  • Provide internal and external laboratory services useful for the care of outpatient and hospitalized patients by taking into account services offered by other divisions of HUG, particularly the Genetic Medicine Division and the Legal Medicine Institute.
  • These services, that include analyses and all areas of laboratory medicine, are used by care personnel to ensure the diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutic monitoring, prediction and/or the prevention of diseases.

Laboratory Medicine

Mission

Mission of the Laboratory Medicine Division

  • Provide internal and external laboratory services useful for the care of outpatient and hospitalized patients by taking into account services offered by other divisions of HUG, particularly the Genetic Medicine Division and the Legal Medicine Institute.
  • These services, which includes analyses in all areas of laboratory medicine, are used by health care teams to ensure the diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutic monitoring, prediction and/or the prevention of diseases.

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Clinical Pathology

Mission

Mission of the Clinical Pathology Division

The Clinical Pathology Division provides clinical diagnoses, along with activities in research and teaching.

The analysis of tissue or cell specimens derived from biopsies, surgery and cytology serves not only to establish diagnoses, but also to evaluate prognostic or predictive factors of the response to certain treatments, which vary according to the pathologies diagnosed. The diagnostic activities of the Pathology Division thus serve to orient the care provided to patients and contribute to therapy decisions. Lastly, by doing medical autopsies and through its research activities, the Clinical Pathology Division contributes to the understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in wound processes.