ID bacteria

Molecular identification of bacteria
Lab Test name Contact Comments
UZ Brussel - Microbiology ID bacteria Oriane Soetens
-pure culture
FREQUENCY: on demand
TEST TYPE: sequencing (16S rRNA, RECA)
UZ Leuven MolPLUZ ID bacteria Katrien Lagrou; Stefanie Desmet
Sample types:
- biopsy / hart valves
- body fluids

Minimal sample volume: 1 ml
Keep the sample sterile!
Frequency: 2 times a week starting on Monday or Thursday morning
TAT: Qualitative result: same day / Positive identification: 3 days
Test: UMD Molzym (UMD extraction + 16S PCR + sequencing)
Remark: also ID Fungi possible (UMD extraction + 18S PCR + sequencing)
Jessa Hospital ID bacteria dr. Cartuyvels, Jozef Dingemans
-pure culture
FREQUENCY: 1x/week
TEST TYPE: in house conventional PCR followed by sequencing
OLVZ Aalst ID bacteria Anne Vankeerberghen
Sample type:
Bacterial culture, sterile clinical sample
Frequency: weekly
Test type: 16S rRNA sequencing (UMD Molzym)
Version date: 06/05/2019
AZ Delta ID bacteria Steven Vervaeke/Joke Breyne
SAMPLE TYPE: pure culture
FREQUENCY: on request
TEST TYPE: 16S rRNA sequencing
Version date: 05/12/2017
ZNA Middelheim ID bacteria Kim Camps
Sample type: Bacterial culture
Frequency: once a week
Test type: commercial kit (Microseq 16S rDNA PCR kit)
LBR-UZGent ID bacteria
Upon request.
tDNA-PCR: lactobacilli, gramnegative nonfermenters, vaginal bacteria.
Vaneechoutte et al. 1998. Comparison of PCR-based DNA fingerprinting techniques for the identification of ... Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 48: 127-139.
16S rRNA gene sequencing
Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg ID bacteria Dr. Els Oris, Katrien Vandebroek
16S sequencing

isolated bacteria
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde ID bacteria Dr. E. Nulens, P. Descheemaeker
SAMPLE TYPE: pure culture
FREQUENCY: 2x/month
TEST TYPE: 16 S sequencing
Version date: 17/11/2017
AZ Delta ID bacteria Steven Vervaeke
Version date: 05/12/2017
AZ Groeninge Kortrijk ID bacteria Annelynn Wallaert, dr. M. Boudewijns
Sample type: pure culture
Frequency: on demand
Method: in house 16S rRNA PCR + Sanger sequencing

Sample type: Sterile clinical sample
Frequency: on demand
Test type: Molzym UMD 16S (bacteria) and 18S (fungi)
Version date: 13/09/2021