Testing is performed by sequencing the 16S rRNA gene, and includes one subculture (if required), DNA extraction, and sequencing reaction and interpretation. For other gene targets, please contact the laboratory.

Transfer forms must be completed prior to the submission of pure bacterial isolates. Please contact laboratory (dsbacteriology@upei.ca) to arrange for submission.

Test Code:     BACSEQ

Test Days:M-F
Turn Around Time (Days):30 days

Pure bacterial cultures
Add-on testing to bacterial isolates unidentifiable by MALDI-TOF


Agar plates (sealed with parafilm or tape)
Agar slants
Broth in a leak-proof container
Swabs in transport medium (of pure bacterial isolates)

Handling/ Storage:


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