Penn Center for AIDS Research

Viral / Molecular Core Virology Services

Core Services Main Page | Virology | Molecular | Sequencing | SGA Services | Intergrated vDNA | Other



Core Service Contact:
Farida Shaheen, Ph.D.
Technical Director, Viral and Molecular Core
Tel: 215-898-5180
Fax: 215-573-4446


Mycoplasma testing of virus stocks

Mycoplasma contamination is a common problem among primary virus isolate stocks obtained from outside sources. The Core routinely confirms all Core-derived virus stocks as mycoplasma-free by PCR analysis. We also offer this service to CFAR members at a minimal charge for testing of individual investigators' virus stocks. The cost to CFAR members is $30 per virus stock.