Identification and classification of bacteria has never been an easy task. Biochemical tests and morphological traits are often inconclusive. The use of molecular techniques allows the unambiguous classification of any bacterium to a given species, the comparison and distinguishing of closely related strains or the taxonomic identification of suspicious bacteria recently isolated.
Microbial offers three types of services: (a) comparative analysis using molecular fingerprinting techniques (b) unambiguous classification of a particular bacterial isolate and (c) the taxonomic confirmation of bacterial strains.
One of our challenges is to divulgate the advantages of PCR for Microbiologists. There are some myths about complexity or costs of this technique that obstruct the decision of laboratories to migrate some procedures to PCR.
Microbial offers training courses, to be carried out in our laboratory, with personal attention and practical lectures on all aspects concerning both conventional and real-time PCR. With these courses, Microbiologists become familiar with molecular techniques and material, in particular PCR and its applciation to the detection of bacterial pathogens.