Term: Virus Detection Section

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Last Updated: 2012-12-03


Service provider at the Cadham Provincial Laboratory. "Clinical virology services involve the isolation or detection and identification of human viral pathogens from clinical specimens using established procedures such as: cell culture - many viruses are grown and identified in established cell lines; rapid diagnostics - results within hours to aid in patient management; and viral strain identification - subtyping for epidemiological and public health purposes (i.e., outbreak management, etc.)." (Government of Manitoba, Cadham Provincial Laboratory - 2011).

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