National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology

Laboratory Details

Division:
Bacterial Pathogens
Address:
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2
Phone:
(204) 789-2136 or (204) 789-6038
Fax:
(204) 789-2036
Description:

The National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology (NRCM) program mandate is to provide diagnostic, reference and surveillance services to clients and health care providers for the genus Mycobacterium, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These services are used in the investigation, control, and prevention of human disease within the population. The NRCM operates a national proficiency program, which tests and ensures the quality of provincial laboratory technologies for mycobacterial diseases as well as maintains a national database of tuberculosis genotyping data. Through the use of a national database housed at the NRCM, strain typing acts to support standard tuberculosis epidemiology, such as contact tracing, for tuberculosis outbreak investigation, prevention, and control. The department also offers teaching programs for medical infectious disease physicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scientists. The scope of the NRCM includes detection and identification services, susceptibility testing services, genotyping services, training and applied research activities.

Proficiency Panels

Proficiency Panels
Proficiency Panel Pathogen
National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology/National Mycobacteriology Laboratory (NRCM/NML) Proficiency Testing Program Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and non-tuberculous mycobacteria

Proficiency Panel Reports

Requisition Form

Reference Diagnostic Tests

Reference Diagnostic Tests
Pathogen Test Category Reference Diagnostic Test
Mycobacterium leprae Molecular Detection Molecular Detection of Mycobacterium leprae by real-time PCR
Mycobacterium spp. Identification Identification of Mycobacterium Species
Mycobacterium spp. Susceptibility Testing Broth Microdilution MIC Panels for Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Molecular Differentiation Molecular Differentiation of M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Sequencing Molecular prediction of antimicrobial resistance in MTBC
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Susceptibility Testing Susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates to second line anti-tuberculosis antimicrobials
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Molecular Detection Molecular Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex (MTBC) by real-time PCR
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Susceptibility Testing Susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates to first line anti-tuberculosis antimicrobials
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Molecular Differentiation Mycobacterial Interspersed Repetitive-Unit Variable Number of Tandem Repeats (MIRU-VNTR) genotyping