The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory provides comprehensive microbiological diagnostic services for the inpatient and outpatient activities of the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. The staff includes approximately 20 full time technical staff and four faculty members with specific expertise (including mentors F. Hayden and K. Hazen). Each of the laboratory components (Virology, Molecular Diagnostics, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Bacteriology) provides research and educational opportunities for trainees. The laboratory is a ready source of clinical specimens for assessing rapid diagnostic techniques and also has support laboratories to allow fellows to engage in the development of new techniques.