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Microbiology and Infectious Disease


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About Our Clinical Microbiology Testing

The Division of Microbiology works closely with two other divisions at the Mayo Clinic: the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. This collaboration creates an integrated approach to disease management and drives the conception, development, and validation of innovative tests and algorithms.

How Does Collaboration Benefit Clients?

Rather than offering stand-alone tests, our clinicians and laboratorians focus on high-quality, cost-effective, and efficient care. This is accomplished using evidence-based approaches that lead to correct diagnoses and treatment while minimizing unneeded testing.

How Do We Categorize our Clinical Microbiology Tests?

We have grouped our tests into categories to provide an efficient method of identifying testing options related to infectious disease.