Microbiology Laboratory

The Microbiology Laboratory is a full-service laboratory located in the Gray-Bigelow building on floor five and serves adult and pediatric patients. Our staff processes over 500,000 specimens per year and is open 24 hours a day to accession and process specimens.

The specialized services include highly developed test menus in bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycobacteriology, mycology, and infectious diseases serology.

In addition to conventional culture and microscopic methods, the laboratory offers several rapid diagnostic tests and detection of difficult-to-culture pathogens using molecular methods.


  • Eric S. Rosenberg, MD - Director, Microbiology Laboratory
  • John A. Branda, MD -  Associate Director,Microbiology Laboratory
  • Virginia M. Pierce, MD - Associate Director, Microbiology Laboratory
  • Sarah E. Turbett, MD, Assistant Director, Microbiology Laboratory