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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:
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
American Society for Microbiology
in molecular biology and biomedical research have had a major impact on the
practice of clinical medicine. Sequencing of the human genome has aided in the
discovery of many new disease-associated genes. In addition, technological
advances have permitted the identification of the molecular mechanisms of
Molecular pathology is the application of the principles, theory, and technologies of molecular biology and molecular genetics to questions and problems in clinical medicine. Applications of molecular pathology abound in the practice of both clinical and anatomic pathology.
Molecular pathology is used to:
The Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is committed to the development of clinical molecular testing for the benefit of our patients and the advancement of the field. The Molecular Pathology Laboratory provides testing and consultation in all areas of molecular diagnostics including genetics, infectious disease and oncology testing. The laboratory places emphasis on testing in the area of neuromuscular diseases, epigenetic conditions and 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.
The Department of Pathology offers subspecialty training in molecular genetic pathology and clinical microbiology. The subspecialty of molecular genetic pathology arose in parallel with the growth in knowledge about the molecular basis of diseases and the technological advances which made molecular diagnosis in the clinical laboratory possible. The Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP) Fellowship Program at Iowa has received provisional accreditation.
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program