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Richard L. Hodinka, PhD

Director, Virology Laboratory

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Expertise

As Director of the Virology Laboratory, I am responsible for the overall administrative and technical operation and regulatory compliance of the laboratory, and provide day-to-day supervision and mentoring of testing personnel to ensure the quality and proper performance and reporting of patient-related virology testing services. I also provide consultation to physicians and other healthcare providers about patient testing, and teaching/mentoring of infectious disease fellows, pathology residents, medical students, medical technologists, and visiting scientists are integral components of my position.

Lab Expertise

My area of laboratory expertise is in clinical virology, including molecular detection and quantification of viruses, conventional tube and rapid culture-based virus detection systems, tissue culture techniques, rapid immunofluoresence and solid-phase immunoassays for viral antigen detection, and HIV, hepatitis and other viral serological methods. Viruses and other microorganisms of interest include HIV, respiratory viruses, herpesviruses, enteric viruses, enteroviruses, hepatitis viruses, parvovirus B19, BK virus, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.



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