Glenn PatriquinMD MSc FRCPC

Assistant Professor


Phone: 902-473-6624
Mailing Address: 
Division of Microbiology Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Room 315 MacKenzie Building 5788 University Avenue Halifax NS
Research Topics:
  • Medical Bacteriology
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Infection Prevention and Control


Dr. Glenn Patriquin is the co-director of Bacteriology at the QEII Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory, and provides consultations on the Infectious Diseases inpatient service. Dr. Patriquin has various interests in microbiological diagnostics and in infection prevention and control, and participates in medical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


  • BSc: Dalhousie University
  • MSc: Queen’s University
  • MD: Dalhousie University
  • FRCPC (Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology): Dalhousie University
  • Fellowship (Infection Prevention and Control): Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre/University of Toronto

Selected Publications

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  1. Patriquin G, Davis I, Heinstein C, MacDonald J, Hatchette TF, LeBlanc JJ. Exploring alternative swabs for use in SARS-CoV-2 detection from the oropharynx and anterior nares. J Virol Methods. 2020 Nov;285:113948. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2020.113948.
  2. Patriquin G, J Hatchette, TF Hatchette. (2020). Physicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about the risk of HTLV infection in solid organ transplantation. JAMMI.  5:124, doi:10.3138/jammi-2019-0017
  3. Maung M, Bethune G, Patriquin G, Barnes P. (2020). Cystic neutrophilic granulomatous mastitis – a review of 12 consecutive cases. Histopathology. doi:
  4. LeBlanc JJ, Heinstein C, MacDonald J, Pettipas J, Hatchette TF, Patriquin G. (2020). A combined oropharyngeal/nares swab is a suitable alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. Journal of Clinical Virology. doi:
  5. Patriquin G, J Hatchette, TF Hatchette. (2018). Risk acceptance of HTLV infection in solid organ transplantation – a survey of Atlantic Canadian ambulatory patients. Transplant Infectious Disease, e12958/doi:10.1111/t. doi:
  6. Patriquin G, M Drebot, T Cole, R Lindsay, E Schleihauf, BL Johnston, K Dimitrova, M Traykova-Andonova, A Mask, D Haldane, TF Hatchette. (2018). High seroprevalence of Jamestown Canyon Virus among deer and humans, Nova Scotia, Canada. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24, 123-126. doi:
  7. Patriquin G, J LeBlanc, C Heinstein, C Roberts, R Lindsay, TF Hatchette. (2016). Cross-reactivity between Lyme and syphilis screening assays: Lyme disease does not cause false positive syphilis screens. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 84, 184-186. doi: