Clinical Virology Laboratory -
Overview of Diagnostic Services

The Clinical Virology Laboratory (CVL) provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services for human viral infections that are listed in the accompanying table. This includes highly sensitive and specific detection of viral infections of the respiratory and GI tract, urogenital system, CNS and blood.

These services are provided to UPMC Presbyterian, Shadyside, Magee-Womens, Mercy and Children’s Hospital. The laboratory provides a comprehensive consultation service to assist clinicians in choosing appropriate tests and interpreting results. Clinical excellence is promoted in an environment where the latest diagnostic test procedures are integrated into diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the patient. We also refer specimens to appropriate laboratories for the detection of unusual viruses, Mycoplasma and Rickettsia.