The University of Washington Virology Division

performs testing for a full range of human pathogens including Herpes group, HIV, respiratory, and enteric viruses. Techniques used are molecular PCR diagnostics and sequencing for both standard pathogens and esoteric or non-culturable viruses, tissue culture with direct antigen detection, and serological assays such as Western blot for HSV types 1 and 2.

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Virology at UW Scores High in New World University Rankings Published by CWUR

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) evaluated leading universities, for the first time, in 227 subject categories based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals.

UW Medicine is a major contributor in 31 of the 45 subject categories evaluated, with Virology at UW coming in third in the world, and Laboratory Technology in eighth place, highlighting the prominence of UW Medicine in global research.

For the full rankings, see CWUR Rankings by Subject – 2017.