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mcr1, mcr3, mcr9 and mcr10 gene PCR

Antibiotic Reference Laboratory


Health Science

Lab name

Antibiotic Reference Laboratory

Lab location

Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua

Test name

mcr1 and mcr3 gene PCR


Enterobacterales, Pseudomonas

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Routine turnaround time

6 working days

Sample requirements

Pure culture

Media requirements

A slope on any medium that supports the growth of the organism

Pre-transport requirements

Ambient temperature

Transport requirements

Ambient temperature

Unacceptable sample types

Clinical samples will not be accepted

How results reported

The results will state whether mcr1, mcr3, mcr9 or mcr10 were detected.