The Microbiology section is under the direction of a physician who is board certified in infectious diseases and is staffed with experienced technologists that specialize in microbiology procedures.

Our Microbiology Section provides comprehensive services in aerobic and anaerobic bacterial identification, aerobic susceptibility testing, yeast identification, parasite identification, mycobacterial smears, Herpes group virus cultures (HSV & VZV), rapid testing, and a variety of molecular diagnostics.

Special microbiology services are provided to our customers through UPHSM's affiliation with several national reference laboratories.

Our Microbiology section participates in CAP Survey proficiency testing and is regularly inspected by the JCAHO. All questions concerning testing or specimen requirements can be directed to the UPHSM Laboratory Client Service representatives, Microbiology Section, or the Microbiology Section Supervisor.