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Microbiology and Infectious Disease


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About Our Clinical Microbiology Laboratories

The Clinical Microbiology laboratories at Mayo Clinic are internationally renowned reference and development laboratories. Each laboratory has expertise in all areas of conventional and molecular microbiology.

How Does Our Expertise Benefit Clients?

Our laboratories are managed by physicians with expert knowledge regarding the clinical implications of each test result. Detailed interpretive reports benefit generalists and subspecialists alike. This is the Mayo Medical Laboratories difference.

How Do We Organize our Clinical Microbiology Division?

Our division is organized into 8 subspecialty laboratories that perform over 2.4 million tests annually. We have developed and implemented culture techniques, immunoassays, and molecular methods for rapid detection and identification of microbial pathogens.