Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms. They may be unicellular, multicellular or acellular. Pathology is the branch of medical sciences that deals with the examination of organs, tissues, and body fluids for the diagnosis of disease. Pathology describes the scientific study of disease which can be described as any abnormailty that is causing changes in the structure or function of body parts. In pathology, the causes, mechanisms and extent of disease may be examined.
The Microbiology Laboratory receives samples from patients to identify organisms that are responsible for infection including bacteria, fungi and parasites. The laboratory workflow is handled by medical technologists specialized in microbiology and is staffed 24 hours per day.