The Department of Microbiology provides a comprehensive diagnostic service at numerous locations throughout Western Australia. Specialist clinics and laboratories are available at all tertiary hospital sites within the Perth metropolitan area.
The service provides:
  • Routine and specialist diagnostic testing for management and treatment of infectious diseases
  • Advice for General Practitioners and health professionals regarding test selection and result interpretation
  • Advice on the use of antimicrobials
  • Clinic and hospital in-patient consultation by Infectious Diseases specialists
  • Telephone advice regarding infection control service for the management of healthcare-associated infection in patients and staff
  • A strong support network for our laboratories located in rural and regional centres
  • Active research and development
  • Information to support public health surveillance and prevention program
Requesting doctors can phone 13 7284 for the results of tests performed by any of the Microbiology laboratories. Doctors and clinicians seeking clinical advice may contact specialist microbiologists.
Other enquiries concerning test interpretation, availability, frequency and combinations may be directed to senior laboratory staff. Further information is available via the menu on the left hand side of this page.


Microbiology is also responsible for the operation of the following commercial services:
  • Food and Food Vitamin Laboratory
  • Media Manufacturing
  • Microbial Contamination Laboratory
  • Pharmaceutical Testing Facility
  • Water Laboratory
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Page last updated: 30 Jun 2020