Division of Clinical Microbiology

Comprehensive Testing and Consultant Services

The internationally renowned clinical microbiology laboratories at Mayo Clinic offer reference and development expertise in all areas of conventional and molecular medical microbiology. The labs offer a broad selection of tests to rapidly identify and characterize causative agents of infectious diseases in great depth.

Mayo enterprise laboratories have developed and implemented culture techniques, immunoassays, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and molecular methods to rapidly detect, identify and characterize microbial pathogens as well as provide guidance for their treatment.

Seven consultants direct the following subspecialty laboratories in Rochester, Minnesota. Collectively the labs perform millions of tests each year:

  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases Serology
  • Hepatitis and HIV
  • Mycology and Mycobacteriology
  • Initial Processing and Media Preparation Laboratories

Special expertise is also available in Infectious Diseases Pathology. Collaborative partnerships exist at the Florida and Arizona enterprise sites.