The microbiology laboratory exists to help diagnose and manage infectious diseases. The tests run in a microbiology laboratory vary from the very basic such as gram stains to very complex molecular tests such as PCR testing for organisms like influenza and COVID-19. Hospitals and physician offices rely heavily on the microbiology laboratory to provide accurate and timely infectious disease identification and also the organisms sensitivity to various antibiotic medications. Skilled microbiologists to work in the laboratory can sometimes be challenging to find. These microbiologists became an asset to not only the laboratory but to the pathologists overseeing the laboratory and the clinicians the laboratory serves.

Hospital Pathologist | Lab Community Hospital | Grand Junction, CO