Target population

All population
The Service

Several fields of Fundación Valle del Lili’s clinical practice involve healthcare to highly immune-suppressed patients. Consequently, our Microbiology laboratories (bacteriology, mycology, virology and molecular microbiology) have provided support for health care, health activity, research and training of undergraduate and graduate health professionals through the years.

This Service is addressed to patients who suffer a spontaneous infectious process or patients who need the support of a microbiology laboratory after treatment, in order to identify and define antimicrobial agents useful to eradicate an infection. Additionally, in the hospital it is usual to find especially susceptible patients, such as transplanted patients, cancer patients, neonates, pregnant women with multiple diseases, patients with HIV disease, among others.

It is essential that a hospital with these characteristics provides a prompt, reliable and fully available diagnostic service to timely detect pathogenic and high-risk germs in those patients with immune deficiency.

Check the preparations for medical exams here: http://valledellili.org/atencion-al-paciente/preparacion-para-examenes-medicos/ 

Processes

The following processes are available at Fundación Valle del Lili’s Microbiology Laboratory:

  • Culturing, isolation, identification and antibiogram creation on fungal bacteria and mycobacteria with conventional methods.
  • Proteomic identification of microorganisms by mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF), which allows the identification of a previously cultured infectious agent, including bacteria, fungi or mycobacteria, in less than one hour.
  • Rapid detection by immunochromatographic methods of an infectious disease antigen markers.
  • End-point molecular detection (PCR) of bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites in several samples of high clinical value.
  • Molecular-based methods (quantitative PCR) for quantifying viral load of several viral agents of pathological interest.

Why choosing Fundación Valle del Lili’s Microbiology Laboratory Service?:

  • Highly controlled processes.
  • Adherence to international standards and current standards of practice.
  • Pioneer technology among hospital laboratories.
  • Team working among clinical groups.
Specialist in Microbiology