Specialist Testing

For some more in depth details of our laboratory testing services, use the searchable table below. Alternatively, check out our services listed under each research area tile at the top of the page to see the full range of what we can offer.

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Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Etest minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) Aerobic or facultative bacteria Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) confirmation Enterobacteriaceae Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) gene PCR and sequencing Enterobacteriaceae Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua IMP, VIM and NDM carbapenemase gene PCR Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua KPC carbapenemase gene PCR Enterobacteriaceae Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua mecA gene PCR Staphylococci with borderline oxacillin susceptibility Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) Isolates from serious infections that require bactericidal action for optimal treatment efficacy Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua OXA-23-like, OXA-40-like, OXA-58-like and OXA-51-like carbapenemase gene PCR Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua OXA-48-like carbapenemase gene PCR Enterobacteriaceae Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamase gene PCR Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp and Salmonella spp Details