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Centre intégré universitaire de santé
et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Annie-Claude Labbé

Annie-Claude Labbé

Clinical Associate Professor


Université de Montréal

Research Axes

Clinical research

Contact information

Phone: 514 252-3400, poste 4524

Dr. Labbé is a certified medical specialist in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Her expertise is in sexually transmitted infections (STI), eye infections, and molecular diagnostics.

Research Unit

Her research focuses on the epidemiology and diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections, such as syphilis, gonorrhea and some emerging infectious diseases. Her research activities include multiple clinical projects on the diagnosis of eye infections. Dr. Labbé is also interested in developing and optimizing microbiological testing for COVID-19.

  • Pépin J, Labbé AC, Carignan A, Parent ME, Yu J, Grenier C, Beauchemin S, De Wals P, Valiquette L, Rousseau MC. Does BCG provide long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection? A case–control study in Quebec, Canada. Vaccine.
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  • Desjardins M, Lefebvre B, Lavallée C, Labbé AC, Mauffrey F, Martin I, Longtin J, Fortin C. Gradient diffusion susceptibility testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae: an accurate alternative to agar dilution in high MIC strains? Access Microbiology 2020;2(5):acmi000116. doi: 10.1099/acmi.0.000116. PMID: 32974579.
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  • Boutin CA, Grandjean-Lapierre S, Gagnon S, Labbé AC, Charest H, Roger M, Coutlée F. Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 detection from combined nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal swab samples by a laboratory-developed real-time RT-PCR test and the Roche SARS-CoV-2 assay on a cobas 8800 instrument. Journal of Clinical Virology 2020;132:104615. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2020.104615. PMID: 32927356 (Online ahead of print).
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  • Szigiato AA, Anderson M, Mabon M, Germain M, Durr GM, Labbé AC. Usefulness of pre-storage corneal swab culture in the prevention of contaminated corneal tissue in corneal transplantation. Cornea 2020;39(7):827-833. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002267. PMID: 31990848.
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  • Benoît P, Labbé AC, Lalancette L, Gagnon S, Bonneau E, Lavallée C, Roger M, Fafard J, Dumaresq J, Beauchemin S, Coutlée F. Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 detection with the cobas® 6800/8800 system on gargle samples using two sample processing methods with combined oropharyngeal/ nasopharyngeal swab. Journal of Medical Virology. doi: 10.1002/jmv.27245.
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  • Ivensky V, Mandel R, Boulay AC, Lavallée C, Benoît J, Labbé AC. Suboptimal prenatal screening of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections in a Montréal birthing and tertiary care centre: A retrospective cohort study. Canada Communicable Disease Report 2021;47(4): 209-15. doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v47i04a05.
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  • Vadboncoeur J, Labbé AC, Fortin C, Serhir B, Rabia Y, Najem K, Jaworski L, Aubin MJ. Ocular syphilis: case series (2000-2015) from two tertiary care centers in Montreal, Canada. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology Aug 5. pii: S0008-4182(18)30957-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.05.009.
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  • Harvey-Lavoie S, Apelian H, Labbé AC, Cox J, Messier-Peet M, Moodie E, Fourmigue A, Moore D, Lachowsky NJ, Grace D, Hart TA, Jollimore J, Fortin C, Lambert G. Community-based prevalence estimates of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Montréal, Canada. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2021; doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001486.
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  • Singh A, Labbé AC, Auguste U. Five things to know about... Mycoplasma genitalium. CMAJ 2019: 28; 191(4):E103.
  • Labbé AC, Benoit P, Gobeille Paré S, Coutlée F, Lévesque S, Bestman-Smith J, Dumaresq J, Lavallée C, Houle C, Martin P, Mak A, Gervais P, Langevin S, Jacob-Wagner M, Gagnon S, St-Hilaire M, Lussier N, Yechouron A, Roy D, Roger M, Fafard J. Comparison of saliva with oral and nasopharyngeal swabs for SARS-CoV-2 detection on various commercial and laboratory-developed assays. Journal of Medical Virology 2021; doi: 10.1002/jmv.27026.
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  • Sehrir B, Labbé AC, Doualla-Bell F, Simard M, Lambert G, Trudelle A, Longtin J, Tremblay C, Fortin C. Improvement of reverse sequence algorithm for syphilis diagnosis using optimal treponemal screening assay signal-to-cutoff ratio. PLoS One 2018; 13(9):e0204001.
  • Boutin CA, Venne S, Fiset M, FortinC, Murphy D, Severini A, Martineau C, Longtin J, Labbé AC. Lymphogranuloma venereum in Quebec: Re-emergence among men who have sex with men. Can Commun Dis Rep 2018;44(2):55-61.
  • Lefebvre B, Martin I, Demczuk W, Deshaies L, Michaud S, Labbé AC, Beaudoin MC, Longtin J. Ceftriaxone-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Canada, 2017. Emerg Infect Dis 2018;24(2): 381-3. Note: Cet article a été cité par le NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Top Stories of 2018: The NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases editorial board thought that the most important study this year documented the arrival of ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in North America.


  • M.D.

    Université de Sherbrooke

  • Specialist certificate in medical microbiology and infectious diseases

    Université de Sherbrooke

  • Fellowship in the molecular diagnostics of malaria

    Université de Toronto

  • Fellowship in the epidemiology of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections

    Université Laval

  • Certificate in Epidemiology

    The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine