Molecular and Genomic Pathology Services (MGPS) has the capability and expertise to perform an impressive range of infectious disease testing. Additionally, our tests can be ordered on a wide range of specimen types. As one of the first laboratories in the country to offer viral load monitoring for transplant patients, we bring a wealth of experience and skill to each sample we test.

Tests Available

The following tests are available:

  • Adenovirus (qualitative and quantitative)
  • BK virus (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Bordetella pertussis / parapertussis
  • Cryptosporidium spp.
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Enterovirus
  • Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Norovirus
  • Parvovirus B19 (qualitative and quantitative)
  • SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV)
  • Atypical pneumonia panel
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Respiratory virus panel
  • Influenza virus A / B
  • Parainfluenza virus 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Human rhinovirus
  • Human coronavirus
  • BioFire FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis (M/E) Panel (includes Escherichia coli K1, Haemophilus influenza, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes Simplex Virus 1, Herpes Simplex Virus 2, Human Herpesvirus 6, Enterovirus, and Varicella-Zoster Virus, Cryptococcus gattii/neoformans)
  • BioFire FilmArray Syndromic Respiratory Panel (RP2.1) (includes Adenovirus, Coronavirus [HKU-1, NL63, 229E, OC43, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)], Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Influenza A [H1, H1-2009, H3], Influenza B, Parainfluenza viruses 1, 2, 3, and 4, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella parapertussis, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae)
  • Viral panel for myocarditis (includes Adenovirus, CMV, EBV, Enterovirus, HHV6, Influenza virus A / B, Parvovirus, RSV)

Lab Hours and Turnaround Times

The laboratory is staffed Monday – Friday from 4 am to 11 pm with a limited testing schedule on second shift. Specimens must be in the lab by 6 am to be processed / resulted on first shift and by 3 pm to be processed / resulted on second shift. On Saturday and Sunday the lab is staffed on first shift only from 6:30 am to 3 pm, with a limited testing schedule. Specimens must be in the lab by 6:30 am to be processed / resulted that day. This schedule may vary depending on the need to batch samples or staffing considerations.

For urgent requests you may call the lab at 513-636-9820 to confirm that testing will be done. Any testing outside of this schedule should be coordinated through the laboratory director.  

Collection Requirements

  • When using a swab to collect a sample from any site (nasal / respiratory, lesion, rectal), use a plain, sterile swab with no media. Either the red or green-topped Stuart’s swabs are acceptable. Do not submit swabs that are in any kind of charcoal or gel media.
  • When multiple PCR tests (from the list above) are to be analyzed from whole blood, a single tube of blood (at least 0.5mL) is acceptable. The laboratory does not need a separate tube of blood for each test being ordered.
  • More information about collection requirements for each test can be found in the Clinical Lab Index.