Syphilis Diagnostics and Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases

Laboratory Details

Division:
Bacterial Pathogens
Address:
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2
Phone:
(204) 789-2130 or (204) 789-6017
Fax:
(204) 789-2018
Description:

The objectives of the Syphilis Diagnostics and Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases Section include laboratory surveillance, reference diagnostic service, and research on syphilis, and vaccine preventable bacterial diseases (Neisseria meningitidis, Bordetella pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae).

Besides the routine diagnostic and surveillance activities related to the above pathogens, this laboratory carries out research and development work:

  1. To improve the laboratory diagnosis/identification of infectious pathogens.
  2. To understand the evolving nature of pathogens
  3. To improve strain characterization for molecular epidemiology purposes.
  4. To study potential virulence mechanisms.

Proficiency Panels

Proficiency Panels
Proficiency Panel Pathogen
ICS Quality Control Program for Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis Neisseria meningitidis
ICS Quality Control Program for Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis Haemophilus influenzae
NML Syphilis Serology Proficiency Program Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum

Proficiency Panel Reports

Requisition Form

Reference Diagnostic Tests

Reference Diagnostic Tests
Pathogen Test Category Reference Diagnostic Test
Bordetella pertussis Identification Biochemical Identification
Bordetella pertussis Genotyping Genotyping by Conventional PCR
Bordetella pertussis Serotyping Serotyping
Bordetella pertussis Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Haemophilus influenzae Genetic Typing Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (MLST)
Haemophilus influenzae Biotyping / Identification Biochemical Identification and Biotyping
Haemophilus influenzae Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Haemophilus influenzae Serotyping Serotyping
Haemophilus influenzae Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Real Time PCR
Haemophilus influenzae Genetic Typing Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Neisseria meningitidis Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Neisseria meningitidis Molecular Typing Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (MLST)
Neisseria meningitidis Identification Biochemical Identification
Neisseria meningitidis Molecular Typing Sequence Typing of Porin Genes
Neisseria meningitidis Serotyping Serotyping
Neisseria meningitidis Molecular Detection Real Time PCR Diagnosis/Reference Testing
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum Serology Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption (FTA-ABS)
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum Serology Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) Test
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum Serology Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) Test for CSF
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum Serology Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption (FTA-ABS) on CSF
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum Molecular Detection and Genotyping Molecular Detection and Genotyping of Azithromycin Resistance
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum Serology Treponema pallidum Particle Agglutination (TP-PA)
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum Serology Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR)
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum Serology Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)