Christine M. Litwin , MD

Department of Pathology, Section of Clinical Pathology

Office Phone: (706) 721- 6319
Office Address: BAS-1667



Professor of Pathology. 

Medical Director of Immunology and Microbiology.

Appointment Date

January 2011

Appointment Type



University of Illinois; B.S. Microbiology; 1981

Washington University School of Medicine; MD; 1985

Residency & Fellowships

University of Arizona; Resident in Pathology; 1985-1990

University of Arizona; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow; Clinical Microbiology; 1987-1988

Harvard Medical School; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow; Infectious Diseases; 1990-1993

University of Utah; Clinical & Research Fellow; Clinical Immunology; 1993-1994

Board Certification(s)

American Board of Pathology, AP/CP; 1993

Major Interests

Clinical Microbiology; Development ane evaluation of new infectious disease serology tests particularly emerging infectious diseases, tuberculosis and zoonotic diseases, especially from pets


Research Areas

Immunology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections and new diagnostic testing for TB including interferon gamma release assays and antibody testing for active disease. Development and evaluations of new diagnostic tests for syphilis, Bordetella and Parvovirus infections.


Teaching Areas

Clinical Pathology; Clinical Microbiology

Selected Publications

■  Tebo, A. E., T.D. Jaskowski, A.R. Phansalkar, C.M. Litwin, D. W. Branch, and H.R. Hill. 2008. Diagnostic Performance of Phospholipid - specific Assays for the Evaluation of Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Amer. J. Clin. Path. 129:870-5.

■  Welch, R.J., B. L. Anderson and C.M. Litwin. 2008. Evaluation of a Rapid Immunochromatographic Strip Test to Detect Anti-K39 IgG Antibodies for the Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 15:1483-1484.

■  Welch, R.J., B.L. Anderson and C.M. Litwin. 2008. Evaluation of a New Commercial Enzyme Immunoassay for the Detection of IgM Antibodies to West Nile Virus Using a Ratio Method to Eliminate Nonspecific Reactivity. J. Clin. Lab. Analysis. 22:362-366.

■  Anderson, B.L., R.J. Welch and C.M. Litwin. 2008. An Assessment of the Ability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Serology to Detect Active TB Disease. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 15:1644-9.

■  Martins, T.B., R.J. Welch, H.R. Hill and C.M. Litwin. 2009. Comparison of a Multiplexed HSV Type-specific IgG Serology Assay to ELISA, Immunoblot and Western Blot. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 16:55-60.

■  Welch, R.J., B.L. Anderson and C.M. Litwin. 2009. An Evaluation of Commercially Available Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent. Assays for the Determination of Antibodies to Rabies. J. Med. Microbiol. 58:806-810.

■  She, R.C., A. Wilson and C.M. Litwin. 2009. Evaluation of Helicobacter pylori IgG, IgA, and IgM Compared to Stool Antigen Testing. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 16:1253-5.

■  Welch, R.J. and C.M. Litwin. 2010. Evaluation of Two Immunoblot Assays and a Western Blot Assay for the Detection of anti-Syphilis IgG Antibodies. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 17:183-4.

■  Welch, R.J. and C.M. Litwin. 2010. A Comparison of Brucella IgG and IgM ELISA Assays with Agglutination Methodology. J. Clin. Lab. Analysis. 24:160-162.

■  She, R.C., A. Thurber, W. Hymas, J. Stevenson, J. Langer, C.M. Litwin and C.A. Petti. 2010. Limited Utility of Culture for Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae for the Diagnosis of Respiratory Tract Infections. J. Clin. Microbiol. 48:3380-3382.

■  Young, M., C.M. Litwin, B. Dong and J. Vinetz. 2011. Bartonella henselae Infection of Prosthetic Aortic Valve Associated with Colitis. Vector-Bone and Zoonotic Diseases. In Press.


For a complete listing of all publications, see Dr. Litwin's work at PubMed.