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Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)

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Pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) of Haemophilus influenzae.

Test Category:
Genetic Fingerprinting
Haemophilus influenzae
Illnesses and Diseases:
  • Cellulitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Meningitis
  • Septicaemia
  • Bacteremia
  • Inner ear infections

Pure culture.

Collection Method:


Specimen Processing, Storage and Shipping:

Send culture medium (preferred) or on a swab in transport medium. Cultures can be also shipped frozen on dry ice.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods:

Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.

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Patient Criteria:

Suspected invasive or non-invasive disease due to H. influenzae.

Accompanying Documentation:

Completed Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases requisition form including sender lab name, address and telephone number. Patient identifier (specimen reference #), date of birth and sex. Type of specimen, date collected and test requested. Vaccine history (if known).



Methods and Interpretation of Results:

See reference below.

Turnaround Time:

30 calendar days.

Phone #: (204) 789-2130 or (204) 789-6017
Fax: (204) 789-2018
  1. Tsang, R.S.W., Mubareka, S., Sill, M.L., Wylie, J., Skinner, S., and Law, D.K.S. 2006. Invasive Haemophilus influenzae in Manitoba, Canada, in the postvaccination era. J. Clin. Microbiol. 44:1530-1535.