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VIRGINIA TECH SCHIFFERT HEALTH CENTER MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS LAB

AT THE FRALIN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT VTC

     

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About the Virginia Tech Molecular Diagnostics Lab

The Virginia Tech Schiffert Health Center Molecular Diagnostics Lab, located at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, launched on April 20, 2020, under a U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Emergency Use Authorization to help expand public health testing capacity in Southwest Virginia. The lab receives samples from health department and does not collect samples directly from patients or facilities. 

Health districts in Southwest Virginia send coded and deidentified samples to the Virginia Tech lab for analysis. The samples are processed by researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia using a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) protocol to detect the virus’s genetic material. The labs can often provide results in 24 to 48 hours.

Scientific Director: Carla Finkielstein, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For information about operations, please contact Hal Irvin, Ph.D.

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Luciana Rosso, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

 

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