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Molecular Diagnostics Lab

The Molecular Diagnostics Lab performs a variety of 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, N. gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia, Kingella, Influenza, C. difficile, 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.

Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology: Maria P. Alfaro, PhD. 
Technical Chief: Sherry Childress, MT (ASCP) 
Test/Information Schedules:

Phone: 501-364-4242

Fax:  501-364-6880 

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