Olga Alexandrovna Dobshikova
Olga Alexandrovna DobshikovaWork tel. 292 58 17
doctor of laboratory diagnosis, Head of the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory, 1-st qualification category

The main function of the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory (CDL) of the Health Establishment “Minsk Regional Dermatovenerological Dispensary” is to conduct clinical laboratory investigations aimed at making a diagnosis and to check the effectiveness of the administered therapy. The main types of investigations include diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, gardnerella, yeast fungi; as well as dermatomycosis, scabies and demodex. CDL provides a continuous process of examining patients with timely results of investigations ensuring high quality and accuracy. CDL is well equipped with up-to-date devices (microscopes, centrifuge, analysers). Paid services are also available.

The following investigations are performed at the Laboratory:

General clinical investigations:

  • detection of gonococci, trichonomas, gardnerellas and yeast fungi in genitourinary discharge by methylene blue- and Gram-stained smears;
  • investigation of the skin, nails and hair for dermatophytes;
  • detection of an itch-mite in skin scrapings;
  • investigation of the skin and eye-lids for demodex;
  • urinalysis.

Hematologic investigations:

  • complete blood count (leukocytes, hemoglobin, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, differential blood count);

Biochemical investigations:

  • determination of total protein, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, glucose, total bilirubin and its fractions, blood lipid profile, AST and ALT.

Other investigations:

  • determination of allergic reactions to medical preparations by leukocyte agglomeration reaction;
  • quantitative determination of Ig-E-specific antibodies using the immunoblot analysis (to detect food and inhalation allergy);
  • detection of acantholytic cells in smears.

Equipment of the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory:

  • EBA 200 Centrifuge (Germany);
  • MICROS 100, MICROS 200 Microscopes (Austria), Primo Star (Germany);
  • RIDA X-Screen and RIDA qLine Orbital Shaker for quantitative determination of Ig-E-specific antibodies (Germany)