Charles T. Campbell Eye Microbiology Lab

Welcome to the Charles T. Campbell Eye Microbiology Lab website.

The Charles T. Campbell Ophthalmic Microbiology Laboratory at UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA is a clinical microbiology laboratory dedicated solely to the diagnosis of infectious diseases of the eye. Our dedicated laboratory, which opened in 1973, is fully certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the College of American Pathologists, and the federal government (CLIA).

At UPMC, we serve the clinical practices, inpatient care areas, emergency departments, and surgical units. In addition, we provide microbiology services to the tri-state (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio) ophthalmic community practices and to our ophthalmic alumni. The clinical laboratory does not depend on research sources for operation and all testing is billable for insurance reimbursement.

Our goal is to provide pertinent information to assist ophthalmologists and physicians of all specialties in the treatment of eye infections. Our endeavors include providing information on the best testing methods for detecting ocular pathogens, current antibiotic susceptibility data, and standard antibiotic therapies of ocular infections.