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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.
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.
If you're waiting for test results or have a question for your doctor, sign in to UPMC HealthTrak. HealthTrak is a secure, interactive tool that lets you manage your health online.
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