Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs)<<Return to Laboratory
Accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to Laboratory no. 594 (ISO/IEC 17025).
Molecular typing of Yersinia pestis strains to determine genetic variations between members of a species.
Pure bacterial culture.
Pure bacterial culture – plate or swab.
Store bacterial cultures refrigerated until shipped for testing
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Confirmed Yersinia pestis infection.
Completed Bioforensics Assay Development and Diagnostics requisition including sender name, address and telephone number. Patient name or identifier (referring lab #), date of birth, suspected exposure, test(s) requested, clinical history. Type of specimen and date collected. If possible, include the antibiotics administered and travel history.
The SNP pattern will be determined through PCR, looking for single base pair mutations at a specific locus which usually consists of two alleles.
14 calendar days for a final result.
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- Andrea Ciammaruconi et al. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 65 (2009) 7–13 A rapid allele variant discrimination method for Yersinia pestis strains based on high-resolution melting curve analysis.
- Giovanna Morelli et al. Nat Genet. 2010 December ; 42(12): 1140–1143. doi:10.1038/ng.705. Yersinia pestis genome sequencing identifies patterns of global phylogenetic diversity.