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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

16s PCR bacterial identification

Test Name

16s PCR bacterial identification

Gene Name

16S rRNA

Test Code

ID16S

Division

Molecular Microbiology - Bacterial

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction followed by DNA sequencing

External Proficiency Testing

College of American Pathologists

Turn Around Time

Within 4 days

Disease/Condition

  • Identification of bacterial isolates

Specimen Type

  • Bacterial isolate

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • Bacterial isolate, please send on agar slope in screw top tube or taped agar plate

Storage/Transportation

  • Room temperature

Special Requirements

Provide presumptive identification

* Not Health Canada approved

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212