Medical Microbiology

The UF Health Pathology Laboratories Microbiology Laboratory provides microbiology, bacteriology and mycology testing for multiple outpatient facilities. 

The Microbiology Laboratory is located at UF Health Shands Hospital and is directed by a board-certified Infectious Disease physician, managed by a masters level Supervisor and Technical Specialist, and staffed by medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians who are licensed by the State of Florida Board of Professional Regulations. Technical personnel staff the Microbiology Laboratory 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and samples can be received at any time.

The laboratory has dedicated and qualified personnel committed to providing excellent quality of service using advanced technology and professional attention to each patient specimen.

Specimens of surgical biopsies, tissue, wounds, and body fluids are submitted for culture and processed in microbiology. The specimens are inoculated onto a variety of differential and selective media and incubated for growth and identification of potential pathogenic organisms.

 The Microbiology Laboratory is constantly striving to improve and expand the quality and scope of service offered.