Clinical Microbiology Laboratories

Clinical Microbiology Laboratories

The services performed at the Microbiology and Immunology Laboratories of FMV-ULisboa include the diagnosis of most infectious processes, in the areas of bacteriology, mycology and virology.

The Laboratory of Bacteriology performs the isolation and identification of aerobic and/or strict anaerobic microorganisms, Hemoculture, Uroculture, Antibacterial susceptibility tests, isolation of Salmonella spp. and serology for Leptospira spp. When relevant, autovaccines and herd vaccines may be prepared from agents isolated in our laboratories.

In the Mycology Laboratory, conventional methods of mycological diagnosis are available for macro and microscopic identification of agents of dermatophytosis, systemic and subcutaneous mycoses, and allergenic fungi.

The Laboratory of Virology performs the detection of the following agents: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline Leukemia Virus, Canine Parainfluenza Virus, Canine Adenovirus, Canine Herpes Virus, Canine Parvovirus, Canine Coronavirus, Esgana, Feline Herpesvirus, Feline Panleucopenia, Coronavirus/Feline infectious peritonitis, Feline calicivirus, Feline Leukemia virus, Mycoplasma haemofelis, M. haemominutum, M. turicensis, Chlamydophila felis, Babesia spp., Erlichia / Anaplasma, Leishmania and Ricketsia spp.

All material sent for microbiological diagnosis must be properly packaged, preserved and identified, mandatorily accompanied by the respective request form (bacteriology, mycology, virology), properly completed, signed and stamped by a veterinarian.

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