This is the "DNA testing" component of the laboratory. A highly specialized staff of laboratory professionals work in this area. Testing for infectious organisms are performed in this area, including CMV (cytomegalovirus), Herpes viruses, EBV (Epstein Bar Virus), Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea.
This area also cooperates with our new HLA Histocompatibility Lab. This is another example of how Avera McKennan's laboratory combines areas of expertise for the benefit of its patients.