Specialized Clinical Laboratory

 

The Specialized Clinical Laboratory offers diverse molecular tests for diagnosis and infectious disease monitoring, such as HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. The Laboratory possesses the latest technological advancements and the experience necessary, allowing expedited service, high quality and competitive pricing without having to send tests outside of Puerto Rico.

 

Services

  • Operating hours for the Clinical Laboratory are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Qualitative Hepatitis C samples are processed as well as viral load measurement of HIV, HCV and HBV. Additionally, testing is done for HIV genotype and phenotype, and HCV genotype, as well as testing of flow cytometry for CD4 and CD8.
  • Messenger service is free of charge for pick-up of samples and delivery of results. This service will be done depending on the necessities and volume of the laboratory sending the samples. Results can be sent via fax concerning any unforeseen events related to the results, with prior authorization form the laboratory in order to comply with HIPAA regulations.

 

Testing Requirements and Processing Time

  • Flow cytometry – the complete blood sample can be processed within 48 to 72 hours after it has been taken. The results will be delivered no later than two working days after, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

  • Viral load (HIV, HCV, HBV) – frozen plasma. Results will be delivered no later than 5 working days after, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

  • Genotypes (HIV, HCV) and phenotype HIV – frozen plasma. Results will be delivered no later than 10 working days after, barring any unforeseen circumstances.


Clinical Laboratory Personnel

Dr. Eddy Ríos Olivares
Executive Director
Ext. 2078 eddy.rios@uccaribe.edu

Dr. José L. Molinaris
Clinical Director
Ext. 2081 jose.molinaris@uccaribe.edu

Rosa Cantres, MTASCP
Supervisor
Ext. 2086 rosa.cantres@uccaribe.edu

Mrs. Yolanda Nieves
Secretary
Ext. 2149 yolanda.nieves@uccaribe.edu

 

Clinical Laboratory Contact Information

Specialized Clinical Laboratory
Universidad Central del Caribe
Microbiology and Immunology Department
Ave. Laurel, Sta. Juanita, Bayamón, P.R.
Tel. 787-798-3001 Ext. 2079,
787-288-3279
Fax 787-740-4300

Lic. # 855