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


Virus phenotyping (SI / NSI and R5 / R5X4 / X4 analysis)

MT-2 assay to determine the syncytia-inducing (SI) versus non-syncytia-inducing (NSI) phenotype.

Viral coreceptor phenotyping (R5, X4, R5X4) in one of several cell-based coreceptor assays, to be selected in discussion with the requesting investigator.

Charge for the MT-2 SI/NSI or coreceptor phenotyping assay: $80 per sample for CFAR members.