PulseNet Canada

Laboratory Details

Division:
Enteric Diseases
Address:
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2
Phone:
(204) 789-6009
Fax:
(204) 789-5012
Description:

PulseNet Canada is the National Molecular Subtyping Network for Foodborne Disease Surveillance. This national network is administered by the National Microbiology Laboratory (Winnipeg), who is responsible for data collection and analysis, surveillance, foodborne disease outbreak detection and response, and for coordinating communication among the PulseNet Canada member laboratories.

The member laboratories include federal partners within the Public Health Agency of Canada (Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, Guelph), Health Canada (Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Ottawa), and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Ottawa), as well as the ten provincial public health laboratories/reference centres.

In addition to managing day-to-day operations and communication within PulseNet Canada laboratories, this section conducts training, administers the national certification and proficiency program, maintains communication and co-investigations with federal outbreak epidemiologists, and represents Canada within the PulseNet International network. This section also collects bacterial isolates for database validation and develops and evaluates new subtyping methods for foodborne bacterial disease.

Proficiency Panels

Proficiency Panels
Proficiency Panel Pathogen
PulseNet Canada Certification Program Vibrio cholerae
PulseNet Canada Certification Program Campylobacter spp.
PulseNet Canada Certification Program Listeria monocytogenes
PulseNet Canada Certification Program Escherichia coli
PulseNet Canada Certification Program Shigella spp.
PulseNet Canada Certification Program Escherichia coli O157:H7
PulseNet Canada Certification Program Vibrio parahaemolyticus
PulseNet Canada Certification Program Salmonella spp.
PulseNet Canada MLVA Certification Program Salmonella Typhimurium
PulseNet Canada MLVA Certification Program Escherichia coli O157:H7
PulseNet Canada MLVA Certification Program Salmonella Enteritidis
PulseNet Canada MLVA Proficiency Program Salmonella Typhimurium
PulseNet Canada MLVA Proficiency Program Escherichia coli O157:H7
PulseNet Canada MLVA Proficiency Program Salmonella Enteritidis
PulseNet Canada Proficiency Program Shigella spp.
PulseNet Canada Proficiency Program Vibrio cholerae
PulseNet Canada Proficiency Program Escherichia coli O157:H7
PulseNet Canada Proficiency Program Salmonella spp.
PulseNet Canada Proficiency Program Listeria monocytogenes
PulseNet Canada Proficiency Program Campylobacter spp.
PulseNet Canada Proficiency Program Escherichia coli
PulseNet Canada Proficiency Program Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Proficiency Panel Reports

Requisition Form

Reference Diagnostic Tests

Reference Diagnostic Tests
Pathogen Test Category Reference Diagnostic Test
Campylobacter spp. Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Escherichia coli Toxin Testing Toxin Testing - PCR
Escherichia coli Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Listeria spp. Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Salmonella spp. Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Shigella spp. Toxin Testing Toxin Testing - PCR
Shigella spp. Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Vibrio cholerae Toxin Testing Toxin Testing - PCR
Vibrio spp. Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)