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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 Special Bacteriology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Identification of Burkholderia species Burkholderia species Details
Health Science Special Bacteriology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans toxin testing C. diphtheriae, C. ulcerans Details
Health Science Special Bacteriology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Listeria monocytogenes characterisation L. monocytogenes Details
Health Science Special Bacteriology Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Identification of aerobic non-enteric bacteria Aerobic non-enteric bacteria Details
Health Science Nosocomial Infections Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Clostridium difficile PCR-ribotyping Clostridium difficile from outbreaks, recurrent infections and severe disease Details
Health Science Nosocomial Infections Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Molecular typing by DNA macrorestriction analysis using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) Nosocomial pathogens Details
Health Science Nosocomial Infections Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua spa typing Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) Details
Health Science Nosocomial Infections Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 gene PCR Staphylococcus aureus Details
Health Science Nosocomial Infections Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Staphylococcal enterotoxins A-E gene PCR Staphylococcus aureus Details
Health Science Nosocomial Infections Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Staphylococcal exfoliative toxins A and B gene PCR Staphylococcus aureus Details
Health Science Meningococcal Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Neisseria meningitidis isolate characterisation N. meningitidis Details
Health Science Meningococcal Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Neisseria meningitidis DNA characterisation N. meningitidis Details
Health Science Leptospira Reference Laboratory NCBID Wallaceville Leptospira species-specific serology (Microscopic Agglutination Test) Leptospira Details
Health Science Leptospira Reference Laboratory NCBID Wallaceville Leptospira culture and identification Leptospira Details
Health Science Legionella Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Legionella IFA test Legionella species Details
Health Science Legionella Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Legionella detection by PCR Legionella species Details
Health Science Legionella Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Legionella culture identification Any presumptive Legionella isolate Details
Health Science Legionella Reference Laboratory Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua Legionella isolation from clinical specimens Legionella species Details