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Virology Program. Program Head: Mel Krajden, Martin Petric Section Head: Annie Mak,Peggy Tsang VS Staff: 40 Research: SARS Influenza viruses Gastroenteritis viruses Hepatitis Molecular diagnosis.

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virology program
Virology Program

Program Head:

Mel Krajden, Martin Petric

Section Head:

Annie Mak,Peggy Tsang VS

Staff: 40


  • SARS
  • Influenza viruses
  • Gastroenteritis viruses
  • Hepatitis
  • Moleculardiagnosis

Martin Petric, PhDClinical Virologist, BCCDC Laboratory Services, Professor Dept Path & Lab Medicine, UBC, Email:

Mel Krajden, MD FRCPCAssociate Director, BCCDC Laboratory Services, ProfessorDept Path & Lab Medicine, UBC, Email:

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Virology Program
  • Culture and identification of viruses from tissues and fluids
  • Rapid Respiratory Virus testing by Direct Fluorescent Antibody testing
  • PCR, Luminex respiratory virus testing (Influenza A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3 , Adenovirus and 14 others)
  • Rapid HSV centrifugation-enhanced plate typing test
  • Tissue culture for other viruses
  • SARS, pandemic Influenza by culture and molecular (PCR) methods
  • Electron microscope
virology program4
Virology Program
  • Viral Serology for:
    • Hepatitis A,B, C
    • Hepatitis genotyping by (PCR)
    • HIV
    • Parvovirus
    • Epstein Barr, Cytomegalovrius
    • Measles, mumps
    • Herpes (Type Specific)
  • HIV and other viral markers for the Organ Donor Programs (Eye Bank of BC, BC Transplant Society)
  • Prenatal screen panel for HIV, Rubella, Hep B Surface Antigen
zoonotic emerging pathogens
Zoonotic Emerging Pathogens

Program Head:

M. Morshed

Section Head:

Quantine Wong



  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Syphilis
  • Helicobacter pylori

Muhammad Morshed, MSc, PhDClinical ProfessorDept Path & Lab MedicineUniversity of British Columbia


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Zoonotic Emerging Pathogens
  • Testing for diseases transmissible from animals to man (zoonoses)
  • Vector-Borne diseases: Lyme disease, West Nile virus, Relapsing Fever
  • Emerging Pathogens: Syphilis screening and confirmation, Helicobacter pylori
  • Unusual bacterial, fungal and parasitic serologies
  • Reference services and field studies for zoonotic outbreaks
  • Molecular diagnostics for WNV in mosquitoes, syphilis and Borrelia

Hanta Virus

  • To describe the different microbiology disciplines
  • To outline Core Functions of public health labs, outlining some Why, What and Who’s
  • To list provincial, national and international public health partners
  • To describe how all microbiology labs collaborate in the public health network
  • To let you know what BCCDC and what BCCDC Laboratory Services does (your provincial public health reference microbiology labs)
public health labs team coming to health authorities
Public Health Labs TeamComing to Health Authorities
  • Pan Flu Molecular
  • Other PH Testing
  • Quality
  • Surveillance
  • Education
  • Training
  • Next few months
  • Meet with PH, Labs
public health labs network team
Public Health Labs Network Team
  • Judy Isaac-Renton (Director)
  • Jeff Stott

(Lab Manager)

  • Shelley Tiffin (Leader)
  • Alan McNabb (Quality, Molecular)
  • Others