National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology

Laboratory Details

Division:
Bacterial Pathogens
Address:
Phone:
(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. Furthermore, the department provides leadership for the National Tuberculosis Surveillance Program, and responds to tuberculosis outbreaks with surveillance of drug resistance and strain genotyping. 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 spp. Molecular Differentiation Identification of Mycobacterium Species Using Molecular Methods
Mycobacterium spp. Susceptibility Testing Broth Microdilution MIC Panels for Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Susceptibility Testing Susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates to second line anti-tuberculosis antimicrobials
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Molecular Differentiation Mycobacterial Interspersed Repetitive-Unit Variable Number of Tandem Repeats (MIRU-VNTR) genotyping
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 Sequencing Molecular confirmation of drug resistance in MTBC
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Molecular Differentiation Molecular Differentiation of M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC)