Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is operated as a reference laboratory by the Department of Pathology at UT Health San Antonio. The laboratory is involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, and also provides support services for faculty and staff of UT Health, as well as services to outside entities on a predominantly fee-for-service basis.
The laboratory develops and performs molecular diagnostic tests for nucleic acid targets found in a variety of settings in medicine. The laboratory performs hematopathology, solid tumor and molecular microbiological testing as well as a selection of genetic and infectious disease tests.
The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is fully accredited by and participates in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) inspection and accreditation programs.
Through the deemed status granted to the CAP, the laboratory is also accredited by the Health Care Financing Administration through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) for the performance of high complexity testing. Current certificates of accreditation may be viewed here: CAP, CLIA.*
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Tests Currently Performed by the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
BCL2::IGH translocation major breakpoint by real-time PCR
BCR::ABL1 p210 quantitation by real-time PCR and report on IS
BCR::ABL1 p190 quantitation by real-time PCR
PML::RARA translocation t(15;17) by real-time PCR
JAK2 (p.V617F) quantitative variant analysis by real-time PCR
IGH clonality detection by PCR and capillary electrophoresis
IGK clonality detection by PCR and capillary electrophoresis
TCRG clonality detection by PCR and capillary electrophoresis
TCRB clonality detection by PCR and capillary electrophoresis
UT Health San Antonio Solid Tumor OncoPanel by NGS
F5 Leiden (p.R506Q) variant analysis by real-time PCR
Prothrombin (F2) c*.97G>A or 20210G>A variant analysis by real-time PCR
Hemochromatosis (HFE) 2 variants analysis by real-time PCR
Chlamydia trachomatis by transcription-mediated amplification (TMA)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing by transcription-mediated amplification (TMA)
COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Nucleic Acid Test, Nasopharyngeal (TMA)
COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)/FLU/RSV Nucleic Acid Test, Nasopharyngeal
Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel molecular assay with 22 pathogens
Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RP2.1) molecular assay with 22 pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2
Fungal molecular identification (order through the Fungal Testing Laboratory)