How Can MicrobeNet Help You?

Laboratory Scientists Can Use MicrobeNet To:

  • Identify unknown microbes using gene sequence, biochemical characteristics, or protein signature.
  • View images of pathogens and how they grow (phenotypic portraits).
  • Find antibiotic resistance profiles for pathogens of interest.
  • Find information about standardized procedures for growing unusual pathogens.
  • Find validated protocols for testing rare pathogens.
  • Consult with CDC subject matter experts about your test results.
  • Learn more about rare pathogens of interest.

System Benefits

  • Save time—Speed up pathogen identification by analyzing your test results against MicrobeNet and get an answer within hours (no need to wait up to a week to get a result from the reference laboratory).
  • Save money—Eliminate the need for costly shipping charges when sending samples to CDC for analysis and the need to create your own reference library.
  • Do it right—Find validated protocols to run your tests and get the right result.

To explore the capabilities of this powerful tool, request access to MicrobeNet database.

Watch Videos about MicrobeNet

What is MicrobeNet?

MicrobeNet is a free online database of rare and unusual pathogens designed to improve reference diagnostics and speed up species identification in hospitals and public health laboratories.

How to Use MicrobeNet to Identify Pathogens from MALDI-TOF Data

Learn how to use MicrobeNet’s database of MALDI-TOF spectra to retroactively identify pathogens in any laboratory that works with MALDI-TOF instruments.

How to Use MicrobeNet to Identify Pathogens from Phenotype Tests and 16S Sequence

Learn how to search the MicrobeNet database to identify pathogens based on either biochemical panel results or 16S ribosomal RNA sequence.