Retrospective evaluation of routine whole genome sequencing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at the Belgian National Reference Center, 2019.

Last updated on 16-11-2023 by Elena Debock

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OBJECTIVES: Since January 2019, the Belgian National Reference Center for Mycobacteria (NRC) has switched from conventional typing to prospective whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of all submitted complex (MTB) isolates. The ISO17025 validated procedure starts with semi-automated extraction and purification of gDNA directly from the submitted MGIT tubes, without preceding subculturing. All samples are then sequenced on an Illumina MiSeq sequencer and analyzed using an in-house developed and validated bioinformatics workflow to determine the species and antimicrobial resistance. In this study, w…

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