Siu-Kei (Jacky) Chow

Siu-Kei (Jacky) Chow

Siu-Kei (Jacky) Chow is the Technical Director of Infectious Diseases Diagnostics at MultiCare Health System in Washington. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. He is interested in emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, workflow optimization, and drawings of microorganisms.

Sunday, 03 June 2018 13:24

Microbiologists vs Biothreat agents

If you are looking for an exciting career, consider a clinical microbiology! On top of common pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, clinical microbiologists also deal with all sorts of rare microbes, including bioterrorism agents! Why you should always be prepared for a 'weirdo' microbe in the clinical lab, on Bugs & Drugs.

Monday, 05 February 2018 15:11

Lab testing – the money talk

Bugs & Drugs discusses the delicate issue of clinical lab finances: both the lab and hospital leadership must connect the dots and determine what tests best fit the interests of the patients and the hospital.

Blood draw done without the gloves on is poor technique. Noncompliance to proper disinfection techniques of the draw site is the primary reason for blood culture contamination. Today's Bugs & Drugs post highlights the importance of updating staff on the whys and hows of preventing this contamination.

Molecular technologies revolutionized microbiology as well as  medicine, patient care, infection control and prevention, and overall hospital operation.