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Special Bacteriology Unit

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Laboratory Details

Division:
Health Security and Response
Address:
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2
Phone #:
(204) 789-2137
Fax:
(204) 784-7509
Description:

The Special Bacteriology Unit (SBU), part of the Bioforensics Assay Development and Diagnostics Section of the National Microbiology Laboratory Branch, focuses on the provision of diagnostic CL-2 reference services for unusual, rare, difficult-to-identify, or novel human bacterial pathogens. As well as conducts research and development for novel bacterial characterization methodologies.

Proficiency Panels

Proficiency Panels
Proficiency PanelPathogen
16S rRNA gene sequencing and/or MALDI-TOF MS Proficiency Panel Bacterial pathogens

Proficiency Panel Reports

Requisition Form

Reference Diagnostic Tests

Reference Diagnostic Tests
PathogenTest CategoryReference Diagnostic Test
Bacterial pathogens Molecular Identification 16S rRNA and Secondary Gene Target Sequencing on Pure Cultures
Bacterial pathogens Molecular Detection and Identification 16S rRNA Sequencing from Clinical Material
Bacterial pathogens Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing on Selected Organisms
Burkholderia cepacia complex Molecular Typing Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (MLST)
Chlamydia pneumoniae Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by PCR From Clinical Material
Chlamydia psittaci Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by PCR From Clinical Material
Corynebacterium diphtheriae species complex Reference Service Antimicrobial Susceptibility Reference Testing
Corynebacterium diphtheriae species complex Reference Service Diphtheria Toxin Reference Testing
Legionella pneumophila Molecular Typing and Serotyping Identification and Typing from Pure Cultures
Legionella pneumophila Molecular Detection Molecular detection by PCR From Clinical Material
Mycoplasma pneumoniae Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by PCR From Clinical Material
Tropheryma whipplei Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by PCR From Clinical Material