The Virology Lab uses state-of-the-art technology to isolate and identify viral and chlamydia pathogens. Traditional culture methods are used to detect any viral pathogens that might be present. Rapid testing for detection of certain infections is performed to provide results for timely patient management and therapy decisions. Rapid testing is performed for RSV, adenovirus and influenza. Virology also evaluates the body's immune response to infection by measuring a variety of abnormal antibody responses, including those of allergic diseases.
Monday through Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Scientific Director of Infectious Disease
Stefan Juretschko, PhD
Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to ACH. Have the doctor contact the Arkansas Children's Hospital Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000, option 1 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.