Subculture bacterial, yeast or fungal isolate to non-selective media for pure growth. Do not send primary culture plates containing mixed microbial species. Seal plates and submit in a biohazard bag.
Note: Mixed cultures will delay analysis
Organism identified by 16S nucleic acid amplification.
Ribosomal RNA sequence is matched to known rRNA sequences in GenBank® (NIH, U.S. DHHS) and Ridom (Ridom GmbH, Wurzburg). Presence of two or more bacterial species may result in ambiguous rRNA sequence. Interpretation based on CLSI Guidelines: Interpretive criteria for the identification of bacteria by DNA target sequencing.