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Molecular typing by DNA macrorestriction analysis using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)

Nosocomial Infections Laboratory

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Nosocomial Infections Laboratory

Lab location

NCBID Wallaceville

Test name

Molecular typing by DNA macrorestriction analysis using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)

Organisms

Nosocomial pathogens

Turnaround time

15 working days for reference specimens

Requested for surveillance

no

Notice required

no

Sample requirements

Pure culture

Media requirements

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

Pre-transport requirements

Ambient temperature

Transport requirements

Ambient temperature

Unacceptable sample types

Clinical specimens will not be accepted. We will also not type single isolates that are unconnected to any situation.

How results reported

Report will state result as either distinct, indistinguishable or related to other isolates or a reference profile

Referral link

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