Microbiology/Immunology is the only clinical laboratory providing diagnostic microbiology and immunology services at VCU Health System.
Microbiology is staffed 24/7 and offers full diagnostic testing in Bacteriology (aerobic and anaerobic), Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology.
Immunology is staffed 7 days/week and offers comprehensive testing in Clinical virology, Infectious disease serology testing, Autoimmune serologic testing including ANA and Electrophoresis.
Microbiology/Immunology offers rapid turn-around-time on selected tests. Tests include: Gram Stains, Crytococcal Antigen, Trichomonas vaginalis wet mounts, direct detection of enterovirus in CSF, and Group A Strep. Direct detection of influenza A and B are also available during respiratory virus season.
The Clinical Pathology Receiving area is located on the MCV campus in the Clinical Support Center (CSC), 403 N. 13th Street, 6th floor Room 643.
--The Microbiology/Immunology laboratory compiles and publishes yearly statistics on bacteria isolated in the institution versus formulary antibiotics.
For further inquiry contact:
|Director of Clinical Microbiology
Betty A. Forbes, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-3494
|Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology
Christopher D. Doern, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 628-0191