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We have previously blogged about using the Olympus Air for taking images of Gram stains. This gave the image quality of a dedicated ..read more
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The SGH laboratory has been doing antimicrobial surveillance testing on regular  systematic sample collections of Neisseria gonorrhoeae  ..read more
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It seems that every month there is a new article about a carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) outbreak traced to sinks (please ..read more
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Neisseria meningitidis or Streptococcus pneumoniae?We have previously posted the case of a Streptococcus pneumoniae masquerading as ..read more
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Streptococcus minor is a recently described Gram positive coccus found in the tonsils and gastrointestinal tract of dogs, cats and a calf ( ..read more
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We are beginning an occasional series of blog posts on virology topics from our virology consultant Dr Wan Wei Yee.Unfortunately Virology ..read more
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We were recently sent a corneal specimen from a patient with suspected fungal keratitis.On the KOH preparation of the specimen, broad ..read more
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Have you ever noticed what appear to be tiny moths on the wall? These may not actually be moths (order Lepidoptera), but flies (order ..read more
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We recently isolated a Gram positive bacillus from the blood culture of a patient with urosepsis secondary to renal stones and ..read more
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Whipple’s Disease is a rare disease that classically is said to present with  weight loss, diarrhoea, and joint pains but can affect ..read more

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