National Laboratory for HIV Reference Services

Laboratory Details

Division:
National HIV and Retrovirology Laboratories
Address:
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2
Phone:
(204) 789-6523 or (204) 789-6522
Fax:
(204) 318-2221
Description:

The National Laboratory for HIV Reference Services (NLHRS) provides highly specialized diagnostic and consultative services to provincial, national and international partners for HIV and HTLV testing. This capacity allows the NHRL to rapidly respond to outbreaks and changes in the HIV epidemic as a complement to traditional epi-surveillance practices.

The NLHRS was the first lab in Canada to be accredited to the ISO 15189 standard (Medical Laboratories - Particular Requirements for Quality and Competence) and its expertise in this area is sought by national and international quality organizations.

The NLHRS was also the first lab in Canada to be accredited to the ISO 17043 standard (Conformity assessment – General requirements for proficiency testing). The lab  provides quality assurance programs for HIV and HTLV serology and HIV viral load testing as well as external quality control monitoring for both HIV serology and HIV viral load. In its role as a national public health laboratory and in its collaboration with other HIV clinical labs through the Canadian Association of HIV Clinical Laboratory Specialists, the NLHRS strives to develop improved diagnostic and prognostic testing methodologies through research.

The laboratory is committed to leadership in providing reliable expertise and assistance and an advocacy role to all external and internal stakeholders.

Proficiency Panels

Proficiency Panels
Proficiency Panel Pathogen
HIV Serology Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
HIV Viral Load Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
HTLV Serology Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV)

Proficiency Panel Reports

HIV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Oct 2015
2015Oct22 HIV.Final Report.pdf

HIV Viral Load Quality Assessment Program Final Report Oct 2015
2015Oct22 HIV.VL.Final Report.pdf

HTLV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Oct 2015
2015Oct22 HTLV.Final Report.pdf

HIV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Apr 2016
2016Apr21 HIVSER Final Report FINAL 2016-06-02.pdf

HIV Viral Load Quality Assessment Program Final Report Apr 2016
2016Apr21 HIVVL.Final Report FINAL 2016-06-28.pdf

HTLV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Apr 2016
2016Apr21 HTLVSER.Final Report 2016-06-07.pdf

HIV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Oct 2016
2016Oct28 HIV Serology Final Report 18-Jan-17.pdf

HIV Viral Load Quality Assessment Program Final Report Oct 2016
2016Oct28 HIV VL Final Report 18-Jan-17.pdf

HTLV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Oct 2016
2016Oct28 HTLV Serology Final Report 18-Jan-17.pdf

HIV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Apr 2017
2017Apr19 HIV serology Final Report 2017-06-27.pdf

HIV Viral Load Quality Assessment Program Final Report Apr 2017
2017Apr19 HIV VL Final Report 2017-06-27.pdf

HTLV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Apr 2017
2017Apr19 HTLV serology Final Report 2017-06-27.pdf

HIV Viral Load Quality Assessment Program Final Report Oct 2017
2017Oct27 HIVVL final report 2017-12-12.pdf

HIV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Apr 2018
2018Apr19 HIV serology Final Report Aug-15-18.pdf

HIV Viral Load Quality Assessment Program Final Report Apr 2018
2018Apr19 HIVVL Final Report Aug-15-18.pdf

HTLV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Apr 2018
2018Apr19 HTLV serology Final Report Aug-15-18.pdf

Revised HIV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Oct 2017
Revised 2017Oct27 HIV serology Final Report 2018-01-22.pdf

Revised HTLV Serology Quality Assessment Program Final Report Oct 2017
Revised 2017Oct27 HTLV Final Report 2018-01-22.pdf

Requisition Form

Reference Diagnostic Tests

Reference Diagnostic Tests
Pathogen Test Category Reference Diagnostic Test
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Molecular Detection HIV-1/2 PCR
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Serology HIV-1/2 Serology
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Molecular Quantification HIV-2 Viral Load
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Molecular Quantification HIV-1 Viral Load
Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) Molecular Detection HTLV-I/II PCR
Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) Molecular Quantification HTLV-I Quantification
Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) Serology HTLV-I/II Serology