Department of Pathology

Division of Microbiology and Virology

clinical biochemistry

Division Overview

The Microbiology and Virology Laboratory in the Department of Pathology at Sidra provides comprehensive diagnostic and consultation services tailored for children and women in Qatar. We believe that a high-quality interaction between the laboratory, physician, and patient is critical for safe patient care. We work closely with our clients, providing advice regarding specimen collection, test ordering and interpretation.

Division Services






Sidra outpatient clinic location map

“Patients and family members, if you are visiting the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, please follow the directions provided in this map for accurate directions. We ensure this map is always current and updated with any changes in routes.”


Operating Hours

Sunday - Thursday07:00 am - 03:00 pm
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Patrick Tang

Division Chief - Pathology Sciences

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Rusung Tan

Chair of Pathology

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Eva Thomas

Division Chief - Microbiology and Virology

Publications by the division

M. Subacute osteomyelitis of the femur due to Fusobacterium nucleatum in a 7-year old boy

Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.34(3):324-6. 2015...
Budd E, Johnson D, Thomas E, Sadarangani

Published: 1 May 2015
Author(s): Eva Thomas

Depletion of human DNA in clinical specimens for detection of pathogens by shotgun metagenomic sequencing

J Clin Microbiol. Microbiology 54 (4) 919- 927. 2016...
Hasan M, Rawat D, Tang P, Jithesh P, Thomas E, Tan R Tilley P

Published: 1 September 2016
Author(s): Eva Thomas

Pre-diagnostic genotyping identifies T1D subjects with impaired Treg Il-2 signaling and an elevated proportion of FoxP3+IL-17+ cells

2016. Genes and Immunity. In Press....
A.K. Marwaha, C. Panagiotopoulos, C.M. Biggs, S. Staiger, K. Del Bel, A. Hirschfeld, J. Priatel, S. Turvey and R. Tan

Published: 10 August 2016
Author(s): Rusung Tan

Comparative evaluation of laboratory developed, real time PCR assays and RealStar® BKV PCR Kit for quantitative detection of BK polyomavirus

Journal of Virological Methods. 2016;234:80-6...
M. Hasan, G. Al Rawahi, E. Thomas, R. Tan, P. Tilley

Published: 1 August 2016
Author(s): Mohammad Rubayet Hasan Rusung Tan Eva Thomas

Production of chemokines by T regulatory cells is required for therapeutic attenuation of autoimmunity and allograft rejection

J. Clin Invest. 2016;126:1039-51...
S. Patterson, A. Pesenacker, A. Wang, J. Gillies, M. Mojibian, K. Morishita, R. Tan, T. Kieffer, C.B. Verchere, C. Panagiotopoulos, MK Levings

Published: 30 August 2016
Author(s): Rusung Tan

CD1d Expression and Invariant NKT Cell Responses in Herpesvirus Infections

Front Immunol. 2015 Jun 25;6:312...
Chung BK, Priatel JJ and R. Tan

Published: 25 June 2015
Author(s): Rusung Tan

SLAM-SAP signaling promotes differentiation of IL-17 producing T cells and progression of experimental autoimmune encephalitis

Journal of Immunology. 2014; 193:5841-53...
Y. Huang, K. Tsai, C. Ma, B, Vallance, J. Priatel and R. Tan

Published: 1 August 2014
Author(s): Rusung Tan

Infection control in the new age of genomic epidemiology

Amer J Infect Control. 2016 (in press)...
Tang P, Croxen MA, Hasan MR, Hsiao WW, Hoang LM

Published: 8 June 2016
Author(s): Patrick Tang

A microbiological revolution meets an ancient disease: improving the management of tuberculosis with genomics

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2015 Apr;28(2): 523-39...
Wlodarska M, Johnston JC, Gardy JL, Tang P

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Published: 28 April 2016
Author(s): Patrick Tang

Declaring a tuberculosis outbreak over with genomic epidemiology

Microbial Genomics. 2016, 2...
Hatherell HA, Didelot X, Pollock SL, Tang P, Crisan A, Johnston JC, Colijn C, Gardy J

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Published: 18 February 2016
Author(s): Patrick Tang

A comprehensive method for amplicon-based and metagenomic characterization of viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotes in freshwater samples

Microbiome. 2016, 4:20...
Uyaguari-Diaz MI, Chan M, Chaban BL, Croxen MA, Finke JF, Hill JE, Peabody MA, Van Rossum T, Suttle CA, Brinkman FSL, Isaac-Renton JL, Prystajecky NA, Tang P

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Published: 20 April 2016
Author(s): Patrick Tang

Metagenomic investigation of plasma in individuals with ME/CFS highlights the importance of technical controls to elucidate contamination and batch effects

PLoS One 11(11): e0165691...
Miller RR, Uyaguari-Diaz M, McCabe MN, Montoya V, Gardy JL, Parker S, Steiner T, Hsiao W, Nesbitt MJ, Tang P, Patrick DM

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Published: 14 September 2016
Author(s): Patrick Tang

Depletion of Human DNA in Spiked Clinical Specimens for Improvement of Sensitivity of Pathogen Detection by Next-Generation Sequencing

J Clin Microbiol. 54(4):919-27...
Hasan MR, Rawat A, Tang P, Jithesh PV, Thomas E, Tan R, Tilley P

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Published: 1 April 2016
Author(s): Mohammad Rubayet Hasan Patrick Tang Rusung Tan Eva Thomas

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