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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In the News

Read this thoughtful article featured in The New Yorker describing the rollout of SARSCoV2 testing in the US, highlighting the contributions made by the UW Virology team.

NOTICE TO ACADEMIC AND COMMERCIAL LABS ACTIVE IN SARS-CoV-2 DIAGNOSTICS

UW Virology has laboratory-confirmed samples of SARS-CoV-2 and the capacity to collaborate on evaluation of rapid/point of care test candidates. Interested parties should contact Dr. Jerome or Dr. Greninger.

UW Medicine Virology laboratory gets green light to test for the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Listen to Dr. Keith Jerome, Head of Virology, on the Ross Files to find out everything you need to know about how the coronavirus spreads, how to protect yourself against it, and how close we are to a vaccine.