PFGE - Overview: Bacterial Typing by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: PFGE    
Bacterial Typing by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)

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

Investigating infection outbreaks by a single bacterial species

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

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

Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis of DNA Fragments

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


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

Bacterial Typing

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

PFGE (Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis)
Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Staphylococcus spp., not S. aureus
Listeria spp
Bacillus spp.
Enterococcus spp.
Streptococcus spp.
Lactobacillus spp.
Legionella spp.
Clostridium perfringens