Virology

 Isolation and Antigen Detection Unit:

 

  • Provides laboratory services for the isolation and identification of viruses of public health significance.
  • Provides laboratory surveillance data and strain characterization information on influenza to departmental programs, Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.
  • Provides nucleic acid and antigen detection testing to detect viral agents (including rabies) and Chlamydia trachomatis.
  • Provides consultative and reference laboratory services to departmental programs, other governmental agencies, private physicians, and laboratories.

Viral Serology Unit:

  • Performs or assists in providing serological tests to demonstrate the presence of antibodies to viral and chlamydial agents of public health significance including HIV, Hepatitis B, measles, rubella, and dengue.
  • Provides consultation and reference laboratory services to other governmental agencies, private physicians and institutions in areas unique to viral serologies.
  • Provides laboratory support for epidemiologically based serosurveys of the State’s population to determine the presence and effect of viral, rickettsial or chlamydial agents.

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