The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Microbiology laboratory provides a variety of services to identify, diagnose, and provide treatment guidance for a wide variety of infectious diseases. We use methods ranging from traditional microscope examination to the latest innovations in multiplex DNA testing in order to provide physicians and other medical providers with the highest quality results for our patients.  Experienced clinical microbiology laboratory scientists perform over 50,000 individual tests per year to identify bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogenic organisms.