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Special Services

We are nationally and internationally renowned for leadership in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of antibiotic resistant organisms including MRSA (methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-acquired infections, and are leaders in the development and evaluation of newer diagnostic tests.

We provide special services to include:

  • Diagnostics in Bacteriology (e.g. Clostridium difficile , meningococcal meningitis, MRSA, VRE (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)
  • Viral diagnostics (e.g. SARS Virus, West Nile Virus, Influenza Virus and other respiratory viruses)
  • Diagnosis of infections in premature neonates
  • Molecular typing for outbreak investigation
  • Molecular (PCR) diagnostics for "difficult" pathogens
  • Antimicrobial resistance epidemiology, risks, surveillance

We also provide regional, provincial, national and international leadership and consultative functions related to microbiology, infectious diseases, outbreak investigation and management, and infection prevention and control - with organizations: