ARU is the reference laboratory for anaerobe identification of Bacteroides, Clostridia, Fusobacteria, Actinomyces spp.
The core services provided by the anaerobe reference unit (ARU) are:
anaerobe identification including Bacteroides, Clostridia, Fusobacteria, Actinomyces spp., and other closely related genera
susceptibility testing of clinically relevant anaerobes including confirmation of unusual resistance phenotypes
surveillance of antibiotic resistance in anaerobes
Clostridium difficile ribotyping (the C. difficile ribotyping reference laboratory is now in Leeds)
For further details including request forms, how to submit samples and additional services, visit the Public Health Wales website.
Anaerobe reference unit (ARU) Cardiff
Public Health Wales Microbiology Cardiff
University Hospital of Wales
Telephone (laboratory) 029 20 742 171
Telephone (office) 029 20 742 378
Fax 029 20 746 403
DX address DX 6070100, Cardiff 90 CF