Microbiological Examination

Microbiology is the study of organisms that are invisible to the naked eye and examined through a microscope. These organisms are called microbes and include bacteria, protozoa, viruses, fungi and yeast. Microbiological examination looks at the shapes, functions, metabolism, reproduction, classification, effects towards humans, animals, plants, and other microbes and the environmental effects caused by microbes. Microbiology is, therefore, an essential part of medical development and the food industry, as well as the environment around us. 

A microbiological examination is the study of various types of microbe cultures, through medical techniques, a team of medical technicians and expert personnel at Chulalongkorn Hospital can diagnose the results, follow-up, and evaluate the diverse microbes. By following precise protocols to ensure optimal accuracy, an emphasis on correct containment, sample delivery and sample interpretation, is critical. Each procedure has its own specific rules of practice that differ from one another. 

Order submission for an Examination. 

1. Ordering an examination can be done in two ways as follows. 

2. After submitting your form, a laboratory technician will notify the recipient of the collection date—the processing period does not include weekends or public holidays. If your case is urgent, please contact the relevant laboratory. 

There are 3 Microbiology Laboratories located as follows.

1. Laboratory of Public Health Building, Floor 15 – 17.
Open during business hours (08.00 – 16.00 hrs). For inpatient / outpatients at the hospital including from external agencies.
Phone 02 256 4132 ext 102,103 

2. Microbiology Laboratory, Phrapha Building, Floor 4.
Open for those who need urgent assistance during office hours. 

3. Microbiology Laboratory Phum Siri Mangkhanuson Building, 3rd Floor.
Open 24 hours for inpatient / outpatients at the hospital Including from external agencies.
Tel. 02 256 5374 02 256 4132 Ext. 701 

For further information on the collection of laboratory specimens and additional examination criteria, please check the “Guide for Microbiological Examination”.