Genotyping Services

From March 2013 we offer genotyping services using our open platform systems ArrayTube, ArrayTube2 or ArrayStrip and protocols and methods as published previously under science & technologies / publications.

Following pathogens are currently genotyped

  • CarbDetect:  Rapid molecular identification of carbapenemase, extended (ESBL) and narrow spectrum (NSBL) beta-lactamase genes in Gram-negative bacteria is crucial for infection control and prevention, for surveillance and for epidemiological purposes. Furthermore, it may have significant impact on the confirmation of phenotypical test results and determination of the underlying molecular mechanism.
  • Staphylococcus aureus: Detection of mecA, mecC, of all relevant toxin genes including tst1 and PVL, assignment to clonal complexes and epidemic strains. DNA fingerprinting for comparison of isolates in, e.g., outbreak investigations.
  • Coagulase-negative Staphylococci: Species identification.
  • Escherichia coli: Detection of stx genes, virulence and resistance markers, assignment to O and H types.
  • Salmonella spec.: Assignment to O and H types, detection of resistance markers.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa: DNA fingerprinting for comparison of isolates in, e.g., outbreak investigations.
  • Streptococcus agalactiae: DNA fingerprinting for comparison of isolates in, e.g., suspected transmissions.
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Spoligotyping.
  • Identification of Mycoplasma, Acholeplasma and Ureaplasma
  • Atypical mycobacteria: Species identification.
  • Chlamydia and Mycoplasma: Species identification.

You might send the live strains (Staphylococci, Salmonella spec., E. coli, P. aeruginosa, S. agalactiae, atypical mycobacteria), high quality DNA preparations from bacterial cultures (Staphylococci, Salmonella spec., E. coli, P. aeruginosa, S. agalactiae, atypical mycobacteria, M. tuberculosis) or DNA preparations directly from PCR-positive patient samples (M. tuberculosis, Chlamydia and Mycoplasma). Analysis will result in a report and / or verbal description.

Please contact us by e-mail cct.home [at] clondiag.com or phone +49 - (0)3641 - 3111 - 0 for further information.

Example Reports

Shiga Tox Type

CarbDetect

Staphylococcus aureus

Escherichia coli - PanType

Escherichia coli - STX

Escherichia coli - H/O Serotyping

Pseudomonas aeruginosa