Microbiology Lab Services from MicroGenDX

Precision DNA testing for patients with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)

Rapidly speciate mycobacteria in 24 hrs (qPCR)

  • Rapidly identify NTM species Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABSC) — differentiating them from Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex — along with these related genera: Nocardia, Rhodococcus, Gordona, Tsukamurella, Streptomyces, and Actinomyces

Differentiate and quantify all bacteria (NGS)

  • Differentiate among 120 mycobacterial species and 20K+ bacterial species
  • Quantify overall bacterial burden and identify dominant species

Convenience of sample submission

  • Sample collection materials provided, shipping cost to lab covered
  • Sputum, swab and BAL accepted
  • Solid and liquid media accepted

Direct colony identification

Use of next-generation DNA sequencing for the direct identification of bacterial and fungal isolates from multiple microbiological agars. This is intended for those organisms that cannot be identified by current laboratory methods. Turnaround time is 3.5 days.

Rapid PCR STI testing

For more information about MicroGenDX as a reference laboratory for STIs please click here

Acceptance of Diverse Test Samples

NGS brings comprehensive, precise analysis to an array of samples types, such as:

  • Bacteria: Blood agar, Chocolate agar, MacConkey Agar, Tryptic Soy Agar/Broth, Thioglycolate Broth, and Positive Blood Culture Bottle
  • Fungi: Yeast Malt (YM) Agar and Sabouraud Dextrose Agar
  • AFB: Algae Slant and BD-MGIT™ or equivalent
  • Mycobacteria: Löwenstein–Jensen medium
  • Patient Remnant Samples: Cardiac valve tissue, spinal abscess, synovial fluid, etc.

Antimicrobial resistance genes

Next-Gen comprehensive DNA sequencing for detection of bacteria and qPCR rapid screening for resistance genes, including methicillin, vancomycin, beta lactam, carbapenem, macrolide, aminoglycoside, tetracycline, quinolone, bactrim, and extended spectrum beta lactamase.

View a detailed overview of MicroGenDX qPCR resistance gene detection

qPCR + NGS AFB and PAFB identification examples

Acid-Fast and Partially Acid-Fast Bacillii
Actinomyces spp.Mycobacterium avian complex
Gordonia spp.Mycobacterium abscessus complex
Nocardia spp.Mycobacterium chelonae
Rhodococcus spp.Mycobacterium haemophilum
Streptomyces spp.Mycobacterium kansasii
Tsukamurella spp.Mycobacterium marinum
Other partially acid-fast bacteriaOther mycobacteria species