The Division of Clinical Microbiology is comprised of a team of clinical microbiologists, pathologists, and medical technologists. We provide services in bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, serology, virology, and molecular microbiology. We offer 24/7 specimen processing and testing in the following areas: blood cultures, malaria, stat gram stain reading, stat fungal stains, stat serologies, rapid tests, molecular respiratory virus testing and Clostridium difficile testing. Routine bacterial and viral cultures, antimicrobial susceptibility tests, chlamydia/gonorrhoeae/trichomonas nucleic acid testing and viral loads are run seven days per week during dayshift hours 8 am to 4 pm. We run specialized testing including mycobacteriology, routine serology, routine mycology, ova and parasite exams, and quantiferon gold testing on Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm. In addition, we forward testing to a variety of specialized public health labs including the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine, the Wadsworth Center, National Jewish Respiratory Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For detailed information on our tests and specimen collection guidelines, refer to the Mount Sinai Test Directory (must be connected to the Mount Sinai intranet).
Testing resources include:
Specimen Rejection Critera
NPL test requisition forms
CDC requisition form
Zika Virus Testing Instructions