tf01.JPG (12832 bytes)This laboratory is offering a 12-page technical publication, Virology Testing Services, which includes an overview of human viral pathogens as well as a listing of the assays available from its reference laboratory.
     The booklet provides a ‘back-to-basics” summary of current virology information for laboratory professionals and physicians who order or refer virology testing. The specimen collection and transport section is a quick reference guide to help select the appropriate specimen and ensure sample integrity while en route to the laboratory. The test listing includes descriptions and order codes and also provides detailed specimen requirements for each assay.
     As a full-service infectious disease laboratory this company performs a very comprehensive menu of tests for diagnosing viral disease, including direct detection, serology, molecular genotyping, and antiviral susceptibility testing. A number of the tests performed in the virology laboratory are highly specialized tests for bacterial toxins that require cell culture techniques.
     The Virology Testing Services booklet is just one of a series of technical summaries and briefs available. Other publications cover Fungal Disease Testing Services, Vaccine Response Testing, and Neuropathy Testing.
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