• Microbiology/Molecular Pathology


    The University of Iowa Microbiology laboratory is a full service laboratory offering comprehensive testing for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Infectious disease may be acute or chronic and may be caused by a variety of microorganisms that may include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Our staff of experienced clinical microbiologists has been trained in the most up to date diagnostic methods for the detection and testing of microbial pathogens in the areas of: 

    • antimicrobial susceptibility 
    • bacteriology 
    • molecular methods 
    • mycology 
    • mycobacteriology 
    • parasitology 
    • virology

    The laboratory provides specialized support for the Divisions of Clinical Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases. 

    The faculty also directs active research programs with an emphasis on the epidemiology, mechanisms and detection of antimicrobial resistance.

    The laboratory has an extensive medical education program that includes the training of residents, fellows, medical students and Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) students. 

    Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program

    Links of Interests

    American Society for Microbiology

    Molecular Pathology

    The Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is committed to the development of new and advanced molecular testing for disorders in oncology and hematology, genetic, and infectious diseases. Testing in the laboratory includes targeted mutation detection, quantification and mutation profiling of several types of cancers (leukemia, melanoma, lung and colon), diverse testing in the area of neuromuscular diseases including an emphasis on congenital and limb-girdle muscular dystrophies, and specialized molecular virology testing.

    Requests for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) in-house testing can be obtained through the Laboratory Services Handbook. Requests for University of Iowa Diagnostic Laboratories (UIDL) testing can be obtained through their Test Directory Handbook. The UIDL operates the Reference Laboratory/Outreach Client Services for clinical and anatomic pathology testing and consultation. The Molecular Pathology Requisitions for UIDL requests for testing can be found within each test entry.

    Fellowship Training

    The Department of Pathology offers subspecialty training in molecular genetic pathology and clinical microbiology. The Fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP) is fully accredited and has several years of experience in successfully training fellows.

    Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program

    Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program

    Links of Interests