The Clinical Virology Laboratory is a full service virology laboratory that performs molecular methods, rapid antigen testing, culture and serology.
Virology is a rapidly changing field and the laboratory is continually modifying its test menu and test algorithms in order to keep abreast of current developments and provide the best services to our patients. The Laboratory Director and Laboratory Manager are available by phone or email for consultations and questions.
Clinical Virology Teaching Rounds with a focus on laboratory diagnosis are generally held every other Thursday at 11 AM. In addition, a Clinical Virology Newsletter and a Guide to Viral Diagnosis are available on line.
A table of seasonal virus activity is updated weekly.
Clinical Virology Services
Real-time TaqMan PCR for virus detection and quantification (>30 assays)
Direct detection of viruses in clinical specimens by cytospin-immunofluorescence
ELISA for Rotavirus antigen
Viral culture, conventional and shell vial
Viral and syphilis antibody tests by ELISA, CIA, latex agglutination, immunochromatography and immunoblot (32 assays)
Rapid bacterial antigen and toxin immunoassay and cytotoxin neutralization
Download full listing of all Virology Tests Performed:
Virology Tests Performed