Use and Benefits

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.