Microbiology resources

Microbiology resources

These resources are intended as a general reference tool for users of the laboratory. The intention is to promote best use of infectious disease diagnostic tests to optimise outcomes for patients and reduce low-value testing. This resource does not replace the Specimen Collection Guide, which focuses on the technical requirements of the tests; the focus here is to provide guidance as to the best tests to use depending on the clinical situation and to aid interpretation of test results.

We intend to grow this resource over time, and are always interested in feedback. Please let us know if there is a particular infectious condition or syndrome you would like to see added to the resource.

These resources can also be searched using the search box in the page header.

Best use of common tests

How do I diagnose?

Local susceptibility patterns