Microbiology Processing Area (MPA)

Our Microbiology Specimen Accessioning area received approximately 195,000 specimens a year from all over the province and from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Specimens are registered and /or accessioned in our Laboratory Information System, Gram stains performed, specimens quality assessed and then planted on the appropriate media.  Serological tests, once accessioned in Central Specimen Receiving, flow through the CORE laboratory and are dispatched to the appropriate Microbiology section.

For information on microbiology specimen collection, required requisitions and transport call: 902-473-2120 or refer to Provincial Microbiology Users Manual.