A medical technologist is isolating white blood cells from patients’ blood to test for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection using immunofluorescence staining. CMV is a serious infection in immunocompromised hosts that can now be detected quickly and treated ef
The Clinical Virology Laboratory is a full service virology laboratory that performs rapid antigen testing, molecular methods, 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 by beeper for consultations and questions.
Clinical Virology Teaching Rounds with a focus on laboratory diagnosis are generally held on Thursdays at 11 AM. In addition, a Clinical Virology Newsletter is distributed 2 to 4 times per year and a pocket Guide to Viral Diagnosis, updated annually, is provided to clinical staff on request.
A table of seasonal virus activity is updated weekly.