Infectious Diseases STD Service Center

Overview of Services


Sexually transmitted infections are surging in the United States and beyond. Adolescents and young adults are particularly at risk. These infections may cause severe long-term health consequences including pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and increased risk for contracting HIV.  

Our STD Service Center staff is committed to helping researchers, healthcare professionals, and commercial technology developers address this epidemic. We offer testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas, mycoplasma, syphilis, and HIV. We also prepare contrived specimens to meet user specifications and offer desktop evaluations of new technologies. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists (CAP) certified and our staff has decades of combined laboratory experience. We value collaboration, innovation, and creativity.

Please contact us to learn more about the services we provide or to discuss your unique needs.


Yukari Manabe, MD

Jeffrey Holden, MA
Laboratory Manager

Justin Hardick, MS
Laboratory Manager (Research Projects)

Gretchen Armington, MA
Business Operations Manager

Location and hours of operation

Hours   Location

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F

Drop-off 24 hours

  725 North Wolfe Street
  Pre-Clinical Teaching Building, Room 323
  Baltimore, MD 21205

Links and Resources

  1. Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Name Role Phone Email Location
Yukari Manabe, MD

Gretchen Armington
Business Operations Manager
1830 E. Monument St., Room 8031