Better care through personalized medicine

SLUCare's Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is a CLIA certified clinical laboratory accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Technical and medical oversight is provided by board-certified clinical scientists and pathologists. The laboratory offers molecular diagnostic testing in the following areas:

Infectious Disease Testing
Molecular Oncology Testing for Solid Tumors
Inherited Genetic Testing

Infectious Disease Testing

The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory performs assays for the detection and quantitation (where noted) of the following microorganisms:

ORGANISM

APPROVED SPECIMENS

BK Virus1

Serum

Epstein - Barr Virus (EBV)1

Whole blood6, CSF3

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)1

Serum

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)1

Plasma, CSF

Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 (HSV)2

CSF

Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping 

Serum

Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV)

ThinPrep® cervical fluid

Chlamydia trachomatis (CT)2

ThinPrep® cervical fluid, APTIMA collection kit 4

Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG)2

ThinPrep® cervical fluid, APTIMA collection kit4

Trichomonas vaginalis 

ThinPrep® cervical fluid, APTIMA collection kit5


1
Detection and quantitation
2 Detection (qualitative) only
3 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
4 APTIMA collection kit for: endocervical swab, male urethral swab or urine
5 APTIMA collection kit for: endocervical swab, male urethral swab, vaginal swab or urine
6 EDTA, ACD, or heparin are acceptable anticoagulants; EDTA is preferred

For consultations regarding molecular microbiology, please contact Dr. Robin Chamberland at rchambe6@slu.edu.

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Molecular Oncology Testing for Solid Tumors

Analysis of genetic changes observed in solid tumors allows for the characterization of the tumor, selection of optimal therapy, and prognostication. The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory offers a variety of molecular diagnostic assays that allow for the detection and characterization of these genetic changes. Below is a list of tests available:  

GENETIC MUTATION

TUMOR

BRAF V600E Mutation

Colorectal cancer, lung adenocarcinoma, melanoma

KRAS Mutation

Colorectal cancer, lung adenocarcinoma

EGFR Exon 21 L858R mutation and Exon 19 deletion

Non-small cell lung carcinoma

HER2 Amplification

Breast cancer

EML4-ALK Rearrangement

Non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC)

 

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Inherited Genetic Testing

The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory offers testing for the assessment of the following inherited mutations:

INHERITED MUTATION

DISORDER

HFE mutations (C282Y and H63D)

Hemochromatosis

 

For consultations regarding molecular oncology, molecular hematopathology, or inherited genetic testing, please contact Dr. Karen Moser at bowkerka@slu.edu.

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