Bacterial 16s Sequencing

Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Fee: $40.00

Turnaround Time: 2-8 business days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: All Species




Minimum Amount

Bacterial isolate

Culture plate or slant

Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissues

Sterile container

Five - 10μm scrolls

Collection Information

Please ensure the sample is a pure culture. Mixed cultures require additional isolation and identification at additional cost to the submitter. Scrolls of formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues are most useful when a bacterial organism has been visualized by a pathologist.

Shipping Information

Ship specimens overnight with an ice pack. DO NOT SHIP OVER WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY.

Additional Information
This method compares the highly conserved 16s ribosomal RNA sequence of the unknown isolate to that of known bacterial pathogens. When traditional methods of bacterial identification (biochemical tests, MALDI-TOF) fail, or when a culture is unavailable, 16s Sequencing may be a useful alternative.

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