Bacteria are single cell organisms with a primitive cell organization. They replicate fast and are often ubiquitous. They are usually identified by classical culture methods involving specific media. These assays are easy to perform and relatively cost-effective. However, depending on the question, slowly growing bacteria are not always identified timely enough. PCR is faster. It may be also the proper choice for the differentiation of closely related species and bacterial assays involving official standards.
Fungi are organisms consisting of multiple cells organized in colonies (mycelia). They reproduce by spore formation. Spores are natural born survivors and maintain their viability over a prolonged time. Growth of fungi is usually too slow to wait for the results of classical microbiological testing. On the other hand, PCR (polymerase chain reaction) often provides the diagnostic results considerably earlier.
Biosmart offers the analysis of liquid (aqueous) samples for:
Desulfovibrio (sulfate-reducing bacteria), Salmonella, Fusaria, Pseudomonas.
Other analyses on request