Genotypic – Dupont RiboPrinter
The RiboPrinter® microbial characterization system provides the speed, accuracy, and resolution needed to identify bacteria and then compare them at the strain level for efficient and consistent characterization. Using powerful DNA-based information, the RiboPrinter® system provides an automated genetic snapshot (RiboPrint® pattern) of any bacterial strain in less than eight hours. RiboPrint® patterns identify and characterize environmental isolates, pathogens, spoilage organisms, control strains, beneficial organisms, or any bacterium that is important to the pharmaceutical, personal care, and food safety industries.
Phenotypic – bioMerieux API ID
The bioMerieux API system is a phenotypic system that uses an index profile database. The API bacteria identification includes organism isolation: Gram stain, Oxidase, or Catalase and the ID.
Mold identification is performed by macroscopic and microscopic examination of the isolate. Additional confirmatory testing services are as follows:
|Assay Description||Service Code|
|Organism isolation with colony morphology and Gram stain||ML31|
|Isolate Enrichment to recover slow growing organisms||ML33|
|Bacteria ID by API||ML34|
|Mold ID – ID to genus by microscopic examination||ML35|
|RiboPrinter characterization||ML37 (same day or 24 hrs)
ML38 (7 day TAT)
ML39 (14 TAT)