Test Catalog

Test ID: BTWGS    
Bacterial Typing, Whole Genome Sequencing, Varies

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aiding in the investigation of a potential outbreak by a single bacterial species


May assist in identification of recurrent infection in an individual patient

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
BIOREBioinformatics ReanalysisNo, (Bill Only)No
RMALDIdent by MALDI-TOF mass specNo, (Bill Only)No
ISAEAerobe Ident by SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No
REFIDAdditional Identification ProcedureNo, (Bill Only)No
RMALAId MALDI-TOF Mass Spec AnaerobeNo, (Bill Only)No
ANAIDAnaerobe IdentNo, (Bill Only)No
ISANAnaerobe Ident by SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Organism identification is required. All bacteria submitted will be tested. Organism identifications that are incorrect or incomplete may result in no results at final analysis. Laboratory may perform matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) or other testing as listed in Reflex Tests to confirm identification, report this finding, and charge accordingly.


When reanalysis of previously submitted isolates for comparison to new isolates is requested, bioinformatics reanalysis will be added by Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Original patient submission information (names and order numbers) must be provided.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Whole Genome Sequencing

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Bacterial Typing, Whole Genome Seq

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

A baumannii
A. baumannii
Acinetobacter baumannii
Bacterial Typing
C difficile
C. difficile
Clostridioides difficile
Clostridium difficile
K pneumo
K pneumoniae
K. pneumoniae
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Klebsiella pneumoniae complex
L pneumophila
L. pneumophila
Legionella pneumophila
Next Gen Sequencing
S. aureus
Whole Genome Sequencing
E cloacae
E. cloacae
Enterobacter cloacae
C jejuni/coli
C. jejuni/coli
Campylobacter jejuni
C. jejuni
Campylobacter coli
C. coli
E faecalis
E. faecalis
Enterococcus faecalis
Enterococcus faecium
E faecium
E. faecium
E coli
E. coli
Escherichia coli
P aeruginosa
P. aeruginosa
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
S marcescens
S. marcescens
Serratia marcescens
S pyogenes
S. pyogenes
Streptococcus pyogenes
Group A Strep
Group B Strep
S agalactiae
S aureus
S epidermidis
S lugdunensis
S. agalactiae
S. epidermidis
S. lugdunensis
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus lugdunensis
Streptococcus agalactiae
C acnes
C. acnes
Cutibacterium acnes
P acnes
P. acnes
Propionibacterium acnes
Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile