The mission of the Laboratory of Virology is to carry out biological examinations for diagnostic purposes and monitor viral infections of all hospitalized patients or those from various clinical services of the Henri Mondor University Hospital of Public Assistance - Paris hospitals and those coming from outside the hospital.
The Laboratory of Virology is included within the Department of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Infections, which is a part of the Biology and Pathology Division of the Henri Mondor University Hospital.
The Department of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Infections is a part of the Department Hospital-University (DHU) "Viruses, Immunity and Cancers" (VIC). The objective of the DHU is to build a Center of excellence for treating, teaching, and research in the domain of viral infections, immune disorders, and cancers. The DHU relies on an integrated research approach using cohorts of patients of the hospital group as a basis for translational research, as well as fundamental research, to understand the mechanisms involved in the development of immune diseases and cancers related to viral infections and to develop new therapies with the intent to treat and prevent these diseases.
The laboratory of virology has privileged access to the platform for the characterization of microbial genomes by high throughput sequencing, with which it is developing numerous applications for diagnostic purposes and research.
The laboratory of viral hepatitis and retroviruses
This section carries out virological and serological examinations and molecular biology for diagnoses and the treatment of infections caused by Hepatitis viruses A (HAV), B (HBV), C (HCV), D or delta (HDV), and E (HEV), as well as retroviruses (HIV and HTLV).
The laboratory of viral Infections in immunocompromised patients and community viral infection
This section performs virological tests (serological and molecular) necessary for the care of patients infected by Herpesviridae (cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein - Barr virus (EBV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicelle zona virus (VZV), human herpes virus 6 (HHV6), human herpes virus 8 (HHV8), parvovirus B19, zika virus, BK virus, rubella, adenoviruses, rotaviruses, and norovirus, as well as respiratory viruses.
The Central Laboratory of Emergency and virological certifications of the AP-HP
This section is the only virology laboratory open 24/7 in the Paris region. It helps to ensure the safety of transplants for a wide population, and contributes to health monitoring and regulatory surveillance.
Organization chart of laboratory of virology