Identification of Burkholderia species

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Special Bacteriology Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Identification of Burkholderia species
Organisms Burkholderia species
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required no
Culture requirements Pure culture
Pre-transport requirements Ambient temperature
Transport requirements Send at ambient temperature without delay
Unacceptable sample types Mixed culture
How results reported The report will contain the identification of the organism, to the species level if possible.
Referral link Form


Identification of Burkholderia species is determined by sequence analysis of the seven Burkholderia cepacia complex multi-locus sequence typing genes.

There is a schedule of charges for identification. Please contact the laboratory at

Please contact the laboratory at if B. pseudomallei or B. mallei is suspected.