The Microbiology Section offers comprehensive testing for patients with infectious diseases.
Our high-quality, state-of-the-art diagnostic services combined with readily-available consultations with our staff pathologists and laboratory scientists have made us a national referral center for microbiology, medical mycology, and medical parasitology testing.
The Microbiology Section at Cleveland Clinic is committed to improving and advancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Members of our Microbiology staff are responsible for the development and evaluation of several innovative molecular tests for the rapid identification and characterization of infectious agents. The results of their studies have been published in leading medical journals.
Preliminary results will be called to clients if there is a positive finding for a significant culture or stain, which may include blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), Salmonella or Shigella isolates, or normally-sterile body fluid. Preliminary and final results are included in the patient report.
Results or interpretations of results may be obtained by contacting Client Services.