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Molecular Genetic Pathology, Molecular Microbiology Division

The Molecular Diagnostics Lab performs a variety of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays for detection of the DNA or RNA specific to certain pathogens. PCR testing is available for CMV, EBV, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1\2), Enterovirus, B. pertussis, Ehrlichia chaffeenis, N. gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia, Kingella, Influenza, C. difficile, Mycoplasma, Trichomonas and Methicillin-resistant Staph (MRSA) occurrence.

In addition, we perform a Respiratory Pathogen multiplex PCR which tests for Adenovirus, Coronavirus HKU1, Coronavirus NL63, Human Metapneumovirus, Influenza A, Influenza A subtype H1, Influenza A subtype H3, Influenza A subtype 2009 H1, Influenza B, Parainfluenza Virus 1, Parainfluenza Virus 2, Parainfluenza Virus 3, Parainfluenza Virus 4, Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, B. pertussis, Coronavirus OC43, Coronavirus 229E, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Chlamydia pneumoniae.

Technical Chief: Sherry Childress, MT (ASACP)

Test/Information Schedules: (phone) 501-364-4242 | (fax) 501-364-6880

Location: Sturgis Building

Days: Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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