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Pathogen Index

The pathogens that have reference diagnostic services available at the National Microbiology Laboratory are listed below in alphabetic order. To find a particular pathogen, please use the index or scroll down the page.


Pathogen Sort Asc Lab Test Category Reference Diagnostic Test
Abiotrophia spp. Special Bacteriology Unit Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing On Selected Aerobes, Facultative Anaerobes, and Strict Anaerobes
Acinetobacter spp. Special Bacteriology Unit Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing On Selected Aerobes, Facultative Anaerobes, and Strict Anaerobes
Adenovirus Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Genotyping Genotyping by PCR and Sequencing
Adenovirus Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by PCR or RT-PCR
Aerobic Actinomycetes Special Bacteriology Unit Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing On Selected Aerobes, Facultative Anaerobes, and Strict Anaerobes
Aeromonas spp. Enteric Diseases Program Biotyping / Identification Biotyping / Identification
Anaplasma phagocytophilum Field Studies, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens Molecular Detection Molecular Detection
Anaplasma phagocytophilum Field Studies, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens Serology Indirect Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA) – IgG
Andes virus Special Pathogens Molecular Detection Molecular Detection of Andes virus
Andes virus Special Pathogens Serology Detection of antibodies against Andes virus by ELISA
Arcobacter spp. Enteric Diseases Program Biotyping / Identification Phenotypic and Molecular Identification
Babesia microti Field Studies, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens Molecular Detection Molecular Detection
Bacillus anthracis Bioforensics Assay Development and Diagnostics Molecular Detection Molecular Detection of Bacillus anthracis
Bacillus anthracis Bioforensics Assay Development and Diagnostics Molecular Differentiation Multiple Locus Variable Number Tandem Repeat Analysis (MLVA)
Bacillus anthracis Bioforensics Assay Development and Diagnostics Serology Serology
Bacillus spp. Special Bacteriology Unit Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing On Selected Aerobes, Facultative Anaerobes, and Strict Anaerobes
Bacterial Pathogens Special Bacteriology Unit Sequencing 16S rRNA Sequencing from Clinical Material
Bacteriodes fragilis group Special Bacteriology Unit Susceptibility Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing On Selected Aerobes, Facultative Anaerobes, and Strict Anaerobes
Bartonella henselae Field Studies, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens Serology Indirect Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA) - IgG
Bartonella henselae Special Bacteriology Unit Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by PCR
Bartonella spp. Special Bacteriology Unit Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by PCR
BK virus (BKV) Viral Exanthemata & STDs - Viral STI, Polyoma and Herpsesviruses Unit Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Quantitative PCR
Bordetella pertussis Syphilis Diagnostics and Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases Genetic Fingerprinting Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Bordetella pertussis Syphilis Diagnostics and Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases Genotyping Genotyping by Conventional PCR
Bordetella pertussis Syphilis Diagnostics and Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases Identification Biochemical Identification
Bordetella pertussis Syphilis Diagnostics and Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases Serotyping Serotyping
Borrelia afzelii Field Studies, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens Serology Western Blot – IgG
Borrelia burgdorferi Field Studies, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens Serology Detection of IgG/IgM Antibodies by ELISA
Borrelia burgdorferi Field Studies, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens Serology Detection of IgG antiobodies in cerebrospinal fluid by ELISA
Borrelia burgdorferi Field Studies, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens Serology Western Blot – IgG