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Health Science Invasive Pathogens Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Bordetella pertussis storage pending new method development Bordetella pertussis Details
Health Science Invasive Pathogens Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Haemophilus influenzae characterisation Haemophilus influenzae Details
Health Science Streptococcal Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Group A streptococcus emm typing Streptococcus pyogenes Details
Health Science Streptococcal Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Streptococcus pneumoniae serological typing Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) Details
Health Science Enteric, Environmental and Food Virology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Norovirus RT-qPCR and genotyping Norovirus Details
Health Science Enteric, Environmental and Food Virology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Sapovirus RT-qPCR Sapovirus Details
Health Science Special Bacteriology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Identification of Burkholderia species Burkholderia species Details
Health Science Nosocomial Infections Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Clostridium difficile PCR-ribotyping Clostridium difficile from outbreaks, recurrent infections and severe disease Details
Water Science Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Isolation of Pseudomonas from potable water sources Pseudomonas species Details
Water Science Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Isolation of Mycobacterium from potable water sources Mycobacterium species Details
Health Science Enteric, Environmental and Food Virology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Hepatitis A genotyping Hepatitis A virus Details
Health Science Enteric, Environmental and Food Virology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Rotavirus genotyping Rotavirus Details
Health Science Enteric, Environmental and Food Virology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Astrovirus RT-qPCR Astrovirus Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Gradient strip minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) Aerobic or facultative bacteria Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua mcr1 and mcr3 gene PCR Enterobacterales, Pseudomonas Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) confirmation Enterobacterales Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) gene PCR and sequencing Enterobacterales Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua IMP, VIM, NDM, SIM, GES and IMI-carbapenemase gene PCR Enterobacterales, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua KPC carbapenemase gene PCR Enterobacterales Details
Health Science Antibiotic Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua mecA gene PCR Staphylococci with borderline oxacillin susceptibility Details