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Our Virology section is the only diagnostic virology laboratory in the Philippines that performs viral culture from clinical specimens. It supports the transplantation program of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute by providing early and accurate diagnosis of CMV and other atypical infections among immunocompromised patients, such as those who have undergone organ transplantation.

The section utilizes a variety of methods such as Immunofluorescence, Immunoperoxidase, Immunochromatography and Enzyme Immuno Assay (EIA). These include virus isolation in cell culture; direct CMV (pp65) detection in blood leukocytes; direct antigen detection of Legionella pneumophila in urine and respiratory specimens and Pneumocystis carinii in clinical specimens; serologic antibody assays for Dengue, Chlamydial, Hantaan virus and amoebic infections. Most of these tests have a relatively rapid turn-around time of 24 to 48 hours. All of these services are performed by fully-licensed, highly skilled technologists knowledgeable in tissue culture and supervised by a virology consultant.

National Kidney and Transplant Institute, East Avenue Quezon City Philippines 1100