Infectious Diseases Laboratory (IDL)

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Infectious Diseases Laboratory (IDL)

Infectious Diseases Laboratory (IDL)

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IU School of Medicine (Indianapolis Campus)


Aaron Ermel, MD

Assistant Director:

Stephen Jordan, MD, PhD


The Infectious Diseases Laboratory (IDL) is a Core Laboratory Facility for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). The IDL is skilled in performing clinical research studies including the evaluation of new technologies for the diagnosis of sexually transmitted pathogens, developing novel assays to meet the needs of individual research collaborators, and tailoring services to successfully meet study objectives. Many of the assays evaluated by our laboratory have become standard diagnostic techniques. Available molecular testing includes Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2, and Mycoplasma genitalium. Routine specimen types include urine, vaginal, endocervical, oral, rectal, and liquid cytology medium. Culture isolation is available upon request for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis. In addition to the main laboratory, an adjacent laboratory provides sophisticated diagnostic services specifically focused on HPV including molecular typing.

  • Assay Development

  • Chlamydia trachomatis nucleic acid amplification assay and cell culture

  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae nucleic acid amplification assay and cell culture

  • Trichomonas vaginalis nucleic acid amplification assay and cell culture

  • Human Papillomavirus nucleic acid amplification assay and molecular typing

  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 nucleic acid amplification assay

  • Mycoplasma genitalium nucleic acid amplification assay

  • Specimen Logistics Handling

  • Biorepository

  • SARS CoV2 Nucleic Acid Amplification Assay

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