Microbiology - Bacteriology
Isolates for identification by MALDI-TOF must be on an agar plate, preferably 24-48 hrs old. Send anaerobic organisms in a pouch if possible. This test is done daily.
Sequencing is generally performed once a week, organisms should be sent on an agar plate but age is not critical.
This test is used for one-off testing, random requests or sample information only. It is also used for identification information and billing will be on a case by case basis.
Organism identification by MALDI-TOF.
Organism identification by 16SrRna Sequencing.
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