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Viral Exanthemata & STDs - Viral STI, Polyoma and Herpsesviruses Unit

Laboratory Details

Viral Diseases
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2
Phone #:
(204) 789-6024
(204) 318-2222

The STD laboratory carries out reference, diagnostics and research for human papilloma virus (HPV), for human herpesviruses, and for polyomaviruses. In addition, the section performs molecular surveillance for Chlamydia serovars causing lymphogranuloma venereum. The laboratory performs genotyping and comparative genomic studies of viruses, especially herpesviruses, and antiviral resistance for HSV and CMV. The laboratory carries out research and development studies on serological testing for VZV, and detection of polyomaviruses and HPV. It is now clear that HPV is the necessary cause of cervical cancer. Typing methods developed by the laboratory are being used to study the prevalence of oncogenic and non-oncogenic HPV types.

Proficiency Panels

Proficiency Panels
Proficiency PanelPathogen
HPV Typing Human Papilloma virus (HPV)
Human Polyomavirus Quantitative PCR Human Polyomavirus
VZV Genotyping Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV)

Proficiency Panel Reports

Requisition Form

Reference Diagnostic Tests

Reference Diagnostic Tests
PathogenTest CategoryReference Diagnostic Test
Chlamydia trachomatis - Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) Molecular Detection and Genotyping Molecular Detection and Genotyping by Sequencing
Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Genotyping Antiviral Resistance Genotyping
Human Papilloma virus (HPV) Genotyping Genotyping by Luminex - Mucosal Types
Human Papilloma virus (HPV) Genotyping Genotyping by Sequencing - Cutaneous Types
JC virus (JCV) Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Quantitative PCR
Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV) Genotyping Genotyping (Wild-Type vs. Vaccine Strain Differentiation)