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Microbiology & Serology Section

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The Microbiology Laboratory main hours of operation are from 0730 hrs until 1600 hrs with 24-hour service for any STAT procedures. Our phone numbers are as follows:

Supervisor: (719) 526-7683

Main Lab:   (719) 526-7677



Various Plating and Streaking Techniques



Gram Negative Bacillus                            Beta Hemolytic                                        Blood Culture

                                                                  Staphylococcus spp.                                   Positive for

                                                                                                                                                        Streptococcus spp.    

   The following is a list of the Culture procedures that are offered in the Bacteriology Laboratory:

Throat , urine , Strep grouping, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, blood, subcutaneous tissue , bite wound , hart cath tip , eye , ear , CSF , sterile body fluids,  stool , genital , lower respiratory tract, group B Streptococcus screen test, as well as aerobic and anaerobic cultures from any body site.



Gram Positive & Negative Bacteria                             Beta Streptococcus spp.                                           Microscope                        


Technician Doing Microplate Dilutions


The following is a list of the tests and procedures that are offered in the Serology Laboratory:

Rapid plasma reagin (RPR), mono spot, rubella, Directigen for CSF’s, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Helicobacter Pylori, Rheumatoid factor / Rheumatoid Arthritis (RF/RA), Antistreptolysin-O (ASO), Influenza A & B, C-difficile toxin A/B, CLOtest and Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli 0157 detection in human stool.



Trichomonas spp.                                                                                       Enterobius vermicularis                                  


The following is a list of the procedures that are offered in the Parasitology section:

Parasitic examination of stool (send out), fecal occult blood, qualitative fat (neutral fat), pinworm preparations and Giardia antigen tests.




Semen / Sperm


The Microbiology Laboratory also performs semen analysis on Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment only. Please call (719) 526-7791 to schedule an appointment if referred by your Primary Care Provider.


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