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

Laboratory Details

Viral Diseases
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2
(204) 789-6024; HHV: (204) 789-7042
(204) 789-2140; HHV: (204) 789-5009

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 HSV 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 Panel Pathogen
Herpes Simplex Virus Western Blot Herpes Simplex virus (HSV)
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
Pathogen Test Category Reference Diagnostic Test
BK virus (BKV) Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Quantitative PCR
Chlamydia trachomatis - Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) Molecular Detection and Genotyping Molecular Detection and Genotyping
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Quantitative PCR
Herpes Simplex virus (HSV) Serology Type-specifc serology
Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Genotyping Antiviral Resistance Genotyping
Human Herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) Molecular Quantification Quantitative PCR detection of Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) DNA
Human Herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7) Molecular Detection Molecular detection of Human Herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) DNA by Real time PCR
Human Papilloma virus (HPV) Genotyping Genotyping by Sequencing - Cutaneous Types
Human Papilloma virus (HPV) Genotyping Genotyping by Luminex - Mucosal Types
JC virus (JCV) Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Quantitative PCR
Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV) Genotyping Genotyping (Wild-Type vs. Vaccine Strain Differentiation)