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:
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.