CLIA Testing

Assays offered in the BWH Clinical Laboratories are also available through the CLIA unit. Testing includes standard hematology and clinical chemistry testing.

Multi-Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Screening

  • MRSA, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • VRE, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci
  • ESBL, Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase carrying species
  • CRE, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Anti-microbial susceptibility testing of aerobic and anaerobic species

Stool Bacterial Pathogen Testing

  • Enteric pathogens: Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli O157:H7
  • Vibrio species

Helicobacter pylori fecal antigen

Clostridium difficile testing

  • by toxin antigen
  • by PCR
  • by cell culture cytotoxicity assay

Fecal Calprotectin

Microbial Culture

Microbial Identification

  • by biochemical panel
  • by full length 16s rRNA sequencing
  • by SCFA profile

Fungal Identification

  • by 28s rRNA and ITS sequencing

Case Studies:

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To inquire further please fill out our online request form or contact us at microbiome@bwh.harvard.edu.