Microbiological Diagnostic Unit, Public Health Laboratory - University of Melbourne

Site

The University of Melbourne – At the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity

Accreditation No.

1019

Site No.

1012

Date of Accreditation

07 Sep 1972

Address

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, At the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Level 1, 792 Elizabeth St (cnr of Grattan and Elizabeth St)
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

mduphl.unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Ms Selena Heaton P: +61 (03) 83445701

Availability

Services conditionally available to external clients

Supervision

Scientist Supervised Laboratory

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for microorganisms Air - Ambient; Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Powder of unknown composition; Purified and processed waters; Soils; Surfaces; Swimming pool and spa waters Ricin Immunochromatography

in-house method CRS007

Air - Ambient; Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Soils; Swimming pool and spa waters Clostridium botulinum; Clostridium botulinum toxin Cultural; Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods FDS025

Clostridium botulinum; Clostridium botulinum toxin Bioassay - Mouse; Cultural; MALDI-TOF; Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods RFS017

Clostridium botulinum; Clostridium botulinum toxin Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house method MMS058

Air - Ambient; Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Surfaces; Swimming pool and spa waters Bacillus anthracis; Clostridium botulinum; Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli​​​​; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157; Listeria spp. Most probable number (MPN); Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods FDS004 (MPN), FDS004M, FDS006E, FDS025, FDS031, FDS037 and WTS003 (MPN)

Salmonella spp.; Yersinia spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods ENS032 (biochemical); FDS036, WTS009 and FDS029

Listeria spp. Spread plate

in-house method FDS038 and WTS007

Air - Ambient; Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Surfaces Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS)

in-house method FDS045 and FDS040

Escherichia coli​​​​ Most probable number (MPN)

in-house method FDS004

Bacterial isolates Identification MALDI-TOF in-house method MSS001, software version V3.2
Bacterial isolates; Soils Bacillus anthracis; Bacillus anthracis virulence factor genes Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house methods MMS025 and MMS058

Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Surfaces; Swimming pool and spa waters Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS)

in-house methods FDS045 and FDS040

Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Swimming pool and spa waters Plate count Pour plate

in-house method WTS001

Campylobacter jejuni; Salmonella spp.; Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Vibrio spp.; Vibrio vulnificus Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods WTS010, WTS009 and WTS008

Enterococci; Escherichia coli​​​​; Streptococcus - Faecal; Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total Most probable number (MPN)

in-house methods WTS003 and WTS004

Clostridium botulinum; Clostridium perfringens (including spores of sulfite reducing Clostridia); Enterococci; Escherichia coli​​​​; Listeria spp.; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains; Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total; Plate count; Yeasts and moulds Membrane filter

in-house methods WTS002F, WTS003F, WTS004F, WTS001F, WTS011, WTS013F, WTS007, WTS005.1F and WTS006

Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Vibrio spp.; Vibrio vulnificus Qualitative selective enrichment; Slide agglutination

in-house methods ENS033 and WTS008 (Qualitative selective enrichment)

Legionella bozemanii; Legionella dumoffi; Legionella gormanii; Legionella jordanis; Legionella longbeachae; Legionella micdadei; Legionella pneumophila; Legionella spp. Latex agglutination; Spread plate

in-house methods WLS001 and WLS003

Powder of unknown composition; Soils Bacillus anthracis Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house method FDS031

Soils Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment in-house method FDS036
Salmonella spp. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS) in-house method FDS040
Legionella spp. Spread plate

in-house method WLS002

Analysis for toxins Air - Ambient; Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Powder of unknown composition; Purified and processed waters; Soils; Surfaces; Swimming pool and spa waters Ricin Immunochromatography in-house method CRS007
Air - Ambient; Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Soils; Swimming pool and spa waters Clostridium botulinum toxin Bioassay - Mouse in-house methods FDS025 and RFS017
Clostridium botulinum toxin Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house method MMS058
Legal management - Forensic operations module Materials defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Case record review; Chain of custody; Control of records; Court testimony monitoring; Sample/evidence integrity; Security and access To be determined
Molecular analysis - Bioinformatic analysis and interpretation Bacterial isolates; DNA sequences Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) interpretation Bioinformatics pipeline In-house method MMS147
Molecular analysis - Sequencing Bacterial isolates Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS147
Salmonella spp. serotyping Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS136
Antimicrobial resistance genes Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS118
Escherichia coli serotyping Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS130
Extracted DNA Sequencing Sanger sequencing in-house method MMS012
Sequencing Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) in-house method MMS103
Sequencing Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) in-house method MMS109
Public health investigation Filters; Powder of unknown composition; Product contact surfaces; Sediments; Sludges; Soils; Textiles; Waters Organisms of public health significance Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited in-house methods IMS001 and IMS002

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for microorganisms Bacterial isolates Clostridium botulinum; Clostridium botulinum toxin Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house methods MMS058
Bacillus anthracis Qualitative selective enrichment in-house method FDS031
Identification MALDI-TOF in-house method MSS001, software version V3.2
Bacillus anthracis Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house method MMS025 and MMS058

Listeria grayi; Listeria innocua; Listeria ivanovi; Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria murrayi; Listeria seeligeri; Listeria spp.; Listeria welshimeri; Salmonella spp. Pulse field gel electrophoresis

in-house method MMS006

Bacillus anthracis virulence factor genes; Campylobacter coli; Campylobacter jejuni; Campylobacter spp.; Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145 stx; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 H7; EAE genes and O-antigen specific genes; Shiga toxin 1 (Stx1); Shiga toxin 2 (Stx2); Virulence factor - Enterohaemolysin; Virulence factor - Intimin Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house methods MMS025, MMS022, MMS034 and MMS100

Beverages; Cereal products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Food additives; Fruit and fruit products; Gelatine and other gums; Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers; Herbs and spices; Honey; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs; Nutritional supplements; Nuts and nut products; Potable waters; Poultry and poultry products; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Listeria grayi; Listeria innocua; Listeria ivanovi; Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria murrayi; Listeria seeligeri; Listeria spp.; Listeria welshimeri; Salmonella spp. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS LIS UP SPT); Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS)

in-house method FDS040 (Salmonella) and FDS045

Ricin Immunochromatography

in-house method CRS007

Clostridium botulinum toxin Cultural; Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods FDS025

Clostridium botulinum toxin Bioassay - Mouse; Cultural; MALDI-TOF; Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods RFS017

Beverages; Cereal products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Food additives; Fruit and fruit products; Gelatine and other gums; Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers; Herbs and spices; Honey; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs; Nutritional supplements; Nuts and nut products; Potable waters; Poultry and poultry products; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products; Waters for domestic purposes Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Vibrio spp.; Vibrio vulnificus Cultural; Serotyping; Slide agglutination

in-house methods ENS033

Beverages; Cereal products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Food additives; Fruit and fruit products; Gelatine and other gums; Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers; Herbs and spices; Honey; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs; Nutritional supplements; Nuts and nut products; Poultry and poultry products; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Salmonella spp. Serotyping in-house methods ENS005 and ENS010
Escherichia coli​​​​; Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Vibrio vulnificus; Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total Most probable number (MPN)

in-house methods FDS003, FDS004, FDS009

Bacillus cereus; Brochothrix thermosphacta; Clostridium perfringens; Listeria grayi; Listeria innocua; Listeria ivanovi; Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria murrayi; Listeria seeligeri; Listeria spp.; Listeria welshimeri; Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains; Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Vibrio spp.; Vibrio vulnificus; Yeasts and moulds Spread plate

in-house methods FDS016, FDS006, FDS006M, FDS033, FDS008, FDS008M, FDS038, FDS005, FDS005M and FDS009M

Sterility Pour plate; Qualitative selective enrichment; Spread plate in-house methods IMS001, IMS002 and FDS002
Staphylococcus enterotoxins Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS)

in-house method FDS043 (AOAC 2007.06)

Bacillus anthracis Microscopic examination; Streak plate

in-house method CRS003

Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 H7; Escherichia coli​​​​ stx and ehxA genes Biochemical; Cultural; Immunomagnetic concentration; Latex agglutination; MALDI-TOF; Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods FDS004M, FDS047

Escherichia coli​​​​ - Pathogenic Cultural; Enrichment; Immunomagnetic concentration

in-house methods ECS001, FDS004M, FDS044, FDS047

Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145 Immunomagnetic concentration; Latex agglutination; Qualitative selective enrichment; Serotyping

in-house methods FDS047, FDS044 and FDS004M

Bacillus anthracis; Bacillus cereus; Campylobacter coli; Campylobacter jejuni; Campylobacter spp.; Clostridium botulinum; Clostridium botulinum toxin; Cronobacter sakazakii (Enterobacter sakazakii); Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145 stx; Escherichia coli​​​​; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 H7; Listeria grayi; Listeria innocua; Listeria ivanovi; Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria murrayi; Listeria seeligeri; Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp.; Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Vibrio spp.; Vibrio vulnificus; Yersinia enterocolitica; Yersinia spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods FDS004M, FDS006E, FDS011, FDS025, FDS029, FDS031, FDS032, FDS036, FDS037, FDS042 and RFS017

Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli​​​​; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 H7 Serotyping

in-house methods FDS046 (FDA BAM 4A(K))

Enterobacteriaceae; Plate count Pour plate

in-house methods FDS015M and FDS002

Campylobacter coli; Campylobacter jejuni; Campylobacter spp.; Salmonella spp. Biochemical

in-house methods CAS002 and ENS003

Bacillus anthracis; Spores Microscopic examination; Microscopy and staining

in-house method CRS002

Potable waters Listeria spp. Biochemical; Membrane filter; Qualitative selective enrichment; Spread plate; Streak plate

in-house method WTS007

Clostridium botulinum; Clostridium botulinum toxin; Clostridium perfringens (including spores of sulfite reducing Clostridia); Enterococci; Escherichia coli​​​​; Listeria spp.; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains; Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total; Plate count; Yeasts and moulds Membrane filter

in-house methods WTS002F, WTS003F, WTS004F, WTS001F, WTS011, WTS013F, WTS007, WTS005.1F and WTS006

Plate count Pour plate

in-house method WTS001

Legionella bozemanii; Legionella dumoffi; Legionella gormanii; Legionella jordanis; Legionella longbeachae; Legionella micdadei; Legionella pneumophila; Legionella spp. Latex agglutination; Spread plate

in-house methods WLS001 and WLS003

Bacillus anthracis; Campylobacter jejuni; Clostridium botulinum; Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli​​​​; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157; Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp.; Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Vibrio spp.; Vibrio vulnificus Most probable number (MPN); Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house methods FDS025, FDS031, FDS004 (MPN), FDS004M, FDS037, WTS007, WTS008, WTS009 and WTS010

Enterococci; Escherichia coli​​​​; Streptococcus - Faecal; Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total Most probable number (MPN)

in-house methods WTS003 and WTS004

Analysis for toxins Bacterial isolates Shiga toxin 1 (Stx1); Shiga toxin 2 (Stx2); Virulence factor - Enterohaemolysin; Virulence factor - Intimin Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house methods MMS025, MMS034 and MMS100
Clostridium botulinum toxin Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house method MMS058
Beverages; Cereal products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Food additives; Fruit and fruit products; Gelatine and other gums; Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers; Herbs and spices; Honey; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs; Nutritional supplements; Nuts and nut products; Potable waters; Poultry and poultry products; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Ricin Immunochromatography in-house method CRS007
Beverages; Cereal products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Food additives; Fruit and fruit products; Gelatine and other gums; Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers; Herbs and spices; Honey; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs; Nutritional supplements; Nuts and nut products; Poultry and poultry products; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Clostridium botulinum toxin Bioassay - Mouse in-house methods FDS025 and RFS017
Potable waters Clostridium botulinum toxin Membrane filter in-house method WTS013F
Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristics Beverages; Cereal products; Confectionery; Crustacean products; Dairy products; Edible fats; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Food additives; Fruit and fruit products; Gelatine and other gums; Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers; Herbs; Honey; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs; Nutritional supplements; Nuts and nut products; Poultry and poultry products; Spices; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetable products; Vegetables Water activity; pH Electrometric in-house methods FDS019 and FDS020
Challenge testing Beverages; Foods; Potable waters; Product contact surfaces Bacteria; Moulds; Yeasts Cultural; Membrane filter; Most probable number (MPN); Pour plate; Qualitative selective enrichment; Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic; Streak plate

in-house methods CHS001, CHS002, IMS001 and IMS002

Legal management - Forensic operations module Materials defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Case record review; Chain of custody; Control of records; Court testimony monitoring; Sample/evidence integrity; Security and access To be determined
Molecular analysis - Bioinformatic analysis and interpretation Bacterial isolates; DNA sequences Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) interpretation Bioinformatics pipeline In-house method MMS147
Molecular analysis - Sequencing Bacterial isolates Escherichia coli serotyping Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS130
Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS147
Salmonella spp. serotyping Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS136
Antimicrobial resistance genes Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS118
Extracted DNA Sequencing Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) in-house method MMS103
Sequencing Sanger sequencing in-house method MMS012
Sequencing Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) in-house method MMS109
Public health investigation Beverages; Food packaging; Foods; Product contact surfaces; Waters for potable and domestic purposes Organisms of public health significance Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited

in-house methods IMS001 and IMS002

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Media Products

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for microorganisms Bacterial isolates Identification MALDI-TOF in-house method MSS001, software version V3.2
Biological analysis of medical devices Medical devices Legionella spp. Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic

in-house method WLS001

Legal management - Forensic operations module Materials defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Case record review; Chain of custody; Control of records; Court testimony monitoring; Sample/evidence integrity; Security and access
Molecular analysis - Bioinformatic analysis and interpretation Bacterial isolates; DNA sequences Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) interpretation Bioinformatics pipeline In-house method MMS147
Molecular analysis - Sequencing Bacterial isolates Antimicrobial resistance genes Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS118
Salmonella spp. serotyping Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS136
Escherichia coli serotyping Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS130
Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection Whole genome sequencing In-house method MMS147
Extracted DNA DNA screening for naturally occurring genetic elements; Sequencing Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) in-house method MMS103
Allele typing; Sequencing Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) in-house method MMS109
DNA screening for naturally occurring genetic elements; Sequencing Sanger sequencing in-house method MMS012
Public health investigation Clinical specimens; Medical devices; Packaging materials Organisms of public health significance Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited in-house methods IMS001 and IMS002

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