Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory

Patients and physicians from around the world rely on the expertise of the Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

The nationally known Primary Immunodeficiency Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin is recognized as a Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies. Thanks to a collaboration between Children’s Hospital and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, Wisconsin became the first in the world to routinely screen newborns for severe combined immunodeficiency, potentially saving the lives of some of our most vulnerable infants by allowing for early treatment of this often-fatal disease.

Frequently undiagnosed, 150-plus primary immunodeficiency diseases affect an estimated 10 million people worldwide. The Clinical Immunodiagnostic and Research Laboratory at Children’s Hospital offers some of the most advanced testing in the country for a variety of primary immunodeficiencies. It develops and performs specialized tests on patient samples from throughout the world for clients that include laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and physician practices.

But the lab does more than merely communicate a test result. Team members interpret and explain results, consult with physicians on the meaning of test results, and make recommendations for follow-up testing — all essential to providing the highest quality in patient care. The lab plays an integral role in facilitating the rapid translation of scientific observations into clinical applications. The genesis of novel diagnostics originates from collaborative efforts with our Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Center, Primary Immunodeficiency Program, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Hematology and Oncology.

Find a complete list of the lab’s test descriptions and order forms.

Medical director: James Verbsky, MD, PhD

Administrative/technical director: Vikram Dasu, PhD

Phone: (414) 456-4165