BTWGS - Overview: Bacterial Typing by Whole Genome Sequencing

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: BTWGS    
Bacterial Typing by Whole Genome Sequencing

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

Aids in 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

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

When reanalysis of previously submitted isolates for comparison to new isolates is requested, BIORE / Bioinformatics Reanalysis (Bill Only) will be added by Mayo Medical Laboratories. Original patient submission information (names and order numbers) must be provided.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

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

Whole Genome Sequencing

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


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Bacterial Typing, Whole Genome Seq

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

Next Gen Sequencing
Bacterial Typing
S. aureus
S aureus