During your laboratory-based clinical microbiology and immunology rotation, you will discover how to harness this critical infectious disease resource to optimize patient care.
Working in Erie County Medical Center’s microbiology lab, you’ll perform a wide variety of tests for common and uncommon infectious agents. This rotation gives you experience with four major areas of infectious disease lab work.
At the end of the rotation, you will understand the techniques used by the laboratory as well as:
Special biosafety precautions; use of primary and secondary barrier protection; universal and respiratory precautions; disinfection and sterilization practices.
We diagnose specimens from ECMC inpatients and outpatients. Because of this laboratory’s world-class capabilities, especially in mycobacteriology and virology, we also receive specimens from outside institutions.