Clinical Microbiology

VIRAL DIAGNOSTICS (MLS)

Learning Lab for Medical Laboratory Scientists

Author information
Blake W. Buchan, PhD, D(ABMM)
Dr Buchan disclosed grant/ research support from Luminex, BioFire, Meridian, ChromaCode, Accelerate, Curetis, GenMark; consultant fees from Luminex, ChromaCode and Klaris; Board/Committee Membership/Advisory Board for ChromaCode, Nuclease Probe Technologies, and honorarium/expenses from ChromaCode, BioFire

Learning objectives:

  • Describe basics of viral nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT)
  • Understand respiratory virus testing and interpretation
  • Understand sexually transmitted virus testing and interpretation
  • Describe viral testing and interpretation in immunocompromised patients
  • Describe viral gastroenteritis, meningitis and hepatitis testing and interpretation
  • Describe viruses associated with Febrile Syndrome including hemorrhagic fever
  • Identify vaccine preventable viral syndromes
  • Understand antiviral resistance testing
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