The Virology Laboratory of Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center serves Saint Louis University Hospital and Cardinal Glennon, as well as other physicians and hospitals in the metropolitan St. Louis area. The laboratory offers comprehensive viral culture, antigen detection, serology and PCR for detection of cytomegalovirus and Chlamydia trachomatis. The laboratory is under the direction of Ella M. Swierkosz, Ph.D., a member of the Department of Pathology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Request for Services
Certain specimens require the use of viral transport medium or chlamydia transport medium which are available from the Saint Louis University Hospital Laboratory Office. See below for specific collection instructions.
Specimens must be accompanied by requisition with:
- Patient name
- Hospital number
- Specific test(s) requested
Samples should be delivered to the laboratory reception area of Saint Louis University Hospital. A laboratory courier will transport them to the Virology Laboratory.
For more information, call Ella Swierkosz, Ph.D., at (314) 577-8475.