> Greetings All
>> When doctors take samples of blood/urine to find out what bacteria/virus/
> drug they have. What type of machine is used to find out what type of
> bacteria/virus/drug that is in their system? I'm trying to find out the
> machine they use and the database they use to cross check bacteria/
> viruses/drugs against each other.
>> tia sal2
A really basic issue, suggested by some of the other responses but not
explicitly addressed, is that doctors do not do *any* of the
identification, whether machinery is used or not. The samples taken,
usually not by the doctor, are sent to the lab where technicians trained
in identification techniques specific to identification of the types of
organisms suspected (bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.) do the actual work
of identification. Doctors are trained to use that information for
diagnosis, but they do not do identification.
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