Clinical Microbiology

Test Updates

For the latest information on changes to diagnostic tests, please visit Physician Information

Micro Notes Newsletter

Micro Notes Laboratory Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Dec 2016
Micro Notes Antifungal Susceptibility Testing for Systemic Mycoses July 2016
Micro Notes Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Escherichia coli: Increasing Incidence of a Resistant Pathogen Mar 2016
Micro Notes Pertussis Testing: Pathogen and Laboratory Identification June 2015
Micro Notes Onychomycosis Mar 2015
Micro Notes MALDI-ToF Mass Spectrometry Nov 2014
Micro Notes Pediatric Blood Cultures – Are Anaerobes Important? Jun 2014
Micro Notes Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) Mar 2014
Micro Notes Rapid Molecular Diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Jan 2014
Micro Notes Helicobacter pylori: Diagnostic Testing Aug 2013
Micro Notes Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Update: New Recommendations for Intrapartum Prophylaxis Apr 2013
Micro Notes Bacterial Nomenclature – A Moving Target? Feb 2013
Micro Notes Microbiology of Intra-Abdominal Infections:
Pathogens, Work-up, and Antimicrobial Susceptibility
Dec 2012
Micro Notes Universal Collection and Transport System
for Small Volume Fluid and Tissue Specimens
Jul 2012
Micro Notes Infections of the Female Genital Tract:
Appropriate Diagnostic Testing
Jan 2012
Micro Notes VRE Dec 2011
Micro Notes TB in Manitoba Jun 2011
Micro Notes Specimen Collection – Stool for Routine Bacterial Culture Sep 2010
Micro Notes Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections Jul 2010
Micro Notes C. difficile Feb 2010
Micro Notes MRSA Nov 2009
Micro Notes GBS Quick Fact Sheet Sep 2009
Micro Notes Blood Cultures Matter Jun 2009
Micro Notes ESBL producing organisms Sep 2008


C. difficile Fact Sheet for Health Care Workers – Revised September 2015
C. difficile Fact Sheet for Patients and Families – Revised September 2015

Antibiotic Susceptibility

2018 Anti-Infective Therapy Guides:
Children’s Hospital
Concordia General Hospital
Deer Lodge Centre
Grace Hospital
Health Sciences Centre
Health Sciences Centre – Adults Only
Misericordia Health Centre
Northern Regional Health Authority
Prairie Mountain Health
Selkirk General Hospital
Seven Oaks General Hospital
St. Boniface Hospital
Victoria General Hospital

To obtain a pocket card of any of the above antibiograms, please contact your site’s Pharmacy Department, or the Clinical Microbiology office at

Mycobacteriology Laboratory: Questions and Answers

Mycobacteriology Questions Asked of Diagnostic Services Manitoba, 2011-2014


Microbiologist Profiles and Section Lead Information – February 2016