Clinical Virology Services
Direct detection of viruses in clinical specimens by cytospin-immunofluorescence (4 assays)
|ELISA for Rotavirus antigen|
Real-time TaqMan PCR for virus detection and quantification (25 assays)
|HIV-1 resistance genotyping (TruGene sequencing)|
Viral culture, conventional and shell vial
Viral antibody tests by ELISA, CIA, latex agglutination, immunochromatography and immunoblot (29 assays)
Two-step bacterial antigen and cytotoxicity testing
Download full listing of all Virology Tests Performed:
Virology Tests Performed
Seasonal Virus Update
To aid physicians in patient management and alert them to viruses circulating in the community, the virology lab provides a weekly update of positive seasonal virus detections.
The Laboratory Director is available to help in test selection or interpretation of test results performed in the YNHH Clinical Virology Laboratory.
Clinicians are welcome to come to the laboratory to observe test methods or review their patients’ results. Teaching rounds for ward teams and infectious disease consult team can be scheduled on request. The Laboratory Directorcan also attend teaching sessions on the wards to discuss testing.
Guide to Viral Diagnosis
A guide to sample collection, test selection and interpretation.
Download: Clinical Virology Guide