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The Microbiology Service is part of the Biomedical Diagnostic Center of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. The Service provides effective information for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of diseases of infectious origin. The latest scientific advances in the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology are used, as well as classical culture methodologies, antibiograms, serology and others. It also uses the latest generation of techniques in molecular biology, such as amplification, detection, quantification, sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of nucleic acids.
The Service is structured as follows:
The work of the healthcare professionals of the Service is transversal: All the clinical and diagnostic specialties have the aim of offering the best possible assistance to the patients.
What are we dealing with?
These are the main health issues addressed in the Microbiology Service.
The group of healthcare professionals that make up the Microbiology Service include the medical staff, the pharmacists and biologists specializing in Microbiology and Parasitology, university graduates in nursing (DUI), and laboratory technicians (FP2). They all have training that allows them to take responsibility for any area of the lab at any given time.
The team is joined by four residents (MIR, FIR or BIR), one per year, plus specialists who enjoy a three-year La Pedrera grant or an Emili Letang award for biomedical research.
Jordi Vila Estapé
Head of Service
The healthcare activity of the Microbiology Service is carried out in the following organizations: