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Anaerobe Reference Unit

Scientific Lead: Trefor Morris

Clinical Lead: Dr Harriet Hughes


  • Clinically led referral service for anaerobic bacteria including 16S identification and susceptibility testing by agar dilution
  • Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in clinically relevant anaerobes.
  • Typing of Clostridium difficile
    • ARU developed the international PCR ribotyping system
    • Now moving to WGS-based typing
  • Clinical advice

Practical and Clinical Microbiology of Anaerobes (P&CMAn) – 2 day residential training course