Microbiology 

TIFFANY M.GRAHAM, M.D.

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Microbiology involves the study of microorganisms and the body's defense mechanisms to protect against infection. This field of pathology aims to assist clinicians in the diagnosis and management of patients.

 

This includes culture of specimens to make accurate species IDs, performing antimicrobial susceptibility tests to determine the best drug to fight an infection and providing epidemiologic info to track disease outbreak trends, amongst many other causes.

 

We will focus on the various types of infectious organisms and their characteristics (bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites), laboratory testing methods used to detect microorganisms and tips on managing a microbiology laboratory.

 

The Micro Lab

Click a Topic to Learn More About Each Lab Test 

 

NOTE: Not all are via culture despite picture

The

Gram

Stain

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Acid

Fast

Staining

 

Bacteriology

Click on a category below to learn more about how to

distinguish bacteria based on their

gram staining + morphological characteristics

Gram

Positive

Cocci

 
 

Other Infections

Viral

COMING SOON!

Click on each topic to learn more about how these microorganisms cause disease in humans.

 

For my visually inclined learners, be sure to check out my collection of High Yield "Atlas" of Microbiology Images stockpiled via my slight (ok, HUGE) addiction to Pinterest... just a few of the hundreds of images are shown below.

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These posts contain high yield information collected from various educational resources including textbooks, journal articles, educational websites and more. They are intended for educational use only and should NOT be taken as medical advice. I strongly believe the spreading of knowledge and depth of learned information should be encouraged in today's society rather than coveted. Membership is required to view these posts  and should be used solely for educational purposes only.