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Penn Center for AIDS Research

Viral / Molecular Core Virology Services

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

Ordering Information:
Order Virology Support services through the Path BioResource at Penn. Instructions for the Path BioResource can be found here on the CFAR website or on the Path BioResource site itself.

Core Service Contact:
Farida Shaheen, Ph.D.
Technical Director, Viral and Molecular Core
Tel: 215-898-5180
Fax: 215-573-4446
Email: farida@mail.med.upenn.edu

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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.