Microbiology

When you go to your doctor's office with a persistent cough, a sore throat, or other signs of infection, your doctor may take a sample and send it to the microbiology laboratory for testing.

The Role of the Pathologist

Whether it's a bacterial infection or a virus, our pathologists can identify it so that your doctor can treat it.

We're extensively experienced in developing, conducting, and interpreting tests for all types of infections, including:

  • Viral
  • Bacterial
  • Fungal
  • Parasitic

We also help your doctor determine what antibiotics might be useful in treating any sort of infection.

Learn more about the Department of Pathology's Division of Clinical Microbiology.

  • Get your test results through MyUPMC now in a new window.
  • Learn how you can support UPMC pathology research

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