Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)<<Return to Laboratory
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
- Necrotizing pneumonia
- Skin and soft tissue infections
Send cultures as growth on culture medium or in transport medium.
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Completed Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections Requisition.
PFGE will only be applied for outbreak investigations or comparative purpose. Please consult lab prior to requesting test.
Fingerprints are compared to a national database.
10 calendar days if request is urgent, otherwise, 30 calendar days batched routine.
- 1. Mulvey, M.R., et al. 2001. Development of a Canadian standardized protocol for subtyping methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. J Clin Microbiol 39:3481-5.