Infectious diseases pathology

Expertise for a rapid diagnosis.

We have the knowledge and experience in diagnosing infectious entities and discussing the different options for ancillary testing in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Our practice at Mayo Clinic provides regular exposure, not only to the common infections, but also to uncommon infections that most pathologists may only see once in their careers.


cases seen each year


sub-specialized pathologists

Requesting a pathology consult

Our best practices enable expeditious, evidence-based results. Click here to learn more about Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultation request process.

Pathology in Focus

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., gives an overview of the infectious disease pathology service and the benefits of collaborating with Mayo Clinic Laboratories.


Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Head of Infectious Diseases Pathology Section, Division Chair of Clinical Microbiology, infectious diseases pathologist, and professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Audrey Schuetz, M.D.

Infectious diseases pathologist and professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology


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