John LiPuma, M.D.

Department of Pediatrics

University of Michigan

1150 W. Medical Centre Drive

8323 MRSB III, Box 0646

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0646

email : jlipuma@umich.edu

Phone : + 734 936 9767

Fax : + 734 764 4279

 

 

 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Burkholderia cepacia Research Laboratory and Repository was established in June 1997 to support CF centers throughout the United States. The Burkholderia cepacia research Laboratory and Repository supports CF centers by providing :

*confirmation of B. cepacia identification of bacterial isolates from CF patients

*genotyping of B. cepacia isolates, when appropriate, to investigate possible nosocomial or person-to-person transmission and form the basis of targeted infection control policies

*a strain repository that will catalog and store all B. cepacia strains recovered from U.S. CF centers

CF centers are invited to send all B. cepacia isolates to the Burkholderia cepacia Research Laboratory and Repository. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides support for this facility and therefore patients and clinical microbiology laboratories are not charged for specimen shipping or for the services provided.

 

Identification of B. cepacia by the following means

*growth on B. cepacia selective agar

*conventional biochemical testing

*commercial test systems

*DNA-based analysis

*taxonomic analysis (in collaboration with the group of Dr. P. Vandamme, University of Gent, Belgium)

Genotyping of B. cepacia using pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) typing

Strain repository

 

For more information please contact

John LiPuma, M.D.

Director, Burkholderia cepacia Research laboratory and Repository

Department of Pediatrics

University of Michigan

1150 W. Medical Centre Drive

8323 MRSB III, Box 0646

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0646

email : jlipuma@umich.edu

Phone : + 734 936 9767

Fax : + 734 764 4279

 

 

The US Burkholderia cepacia

Research Laboratory and

Repository

The protocol for sending isolates can now be downloaded : click here

(new protocol posted on 2 February 2009)