Diagnostic Laboratory Services

24 hours services

  • Bacteriology
  • Mycobacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Serology (including urgent service for transplant donor/recipient, patients undergoing haemodialysis)
  • Molecular pathology (e.g., rapid detection of influenza A virus subtype H7 and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus)
  • Medium preparation

Special tests provided to other laboratories

  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) pp65 antigen & qPCR tests for transplant / immunocompromised patients.
  • Special serological tests – antibody detection:
    • Virology: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) NPC screening, acute infection profile.
    • Mycology: Talaromyces marneffei.
    • Parasitology: amoebiasis, cysticercosis, trichinellosis.
    • Bacteriology: Burkholderia pseudomallei, Bartonella henselae, brucellosis.
  • Special molecular tests:
    • Parvovirus, adenovirus, human herpesviruses (HHV-6, HHV-7), Pneumocystis jirovecii etc.

bedside infectious disease consultation

The clinical staff in the Department of Microbiology provide bedside infectious disease consultation service in Queen Mary Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, and The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, covering microbiology and infectious disease consultations in all specialties and patient populations.

Daily meeting among clinical staff to discuss beside consultation-related questions