Laboratory for Molecular Typing (LMT)

****The Laboratory for Molecular Typing will be closed for Thanksgiving break on November 26 and 27, 2015.  Submissions must be received by November 16, 2015 in order to receive results before Thanksgiving break.****


Welcome to the home page for the Cornell University Laboratory for Molecular Typing

The Laboratory for Molecular Typing (LMT) is a fee-for-service facility within the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. The LMT, established in 1996 by Professor Carl A. Batt is currently under the direction of Professor Martin Wiedmann.

The lab offers a wide variety of technologies to identify and characterize microorganisms to the genus, species, and subspecies level. Services are strictly confidential. Discounts are available for educational institutions and companies within New York State. Researchers within Cornell University should contact the lab regarding pricing options. 

Services and fees

Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) Typing  uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) PulseNet Protocol and BioNumerics Analysis Software to produce high quality, reproducible genetic fingerprints for pathogenic organisms.

If you are interested in having whole genome sequencing of bacterial isolates performed please contact Martin Wiedmann ( for details.

The LMT offers additional subtyping services for select food borne pathogens, including MLST.  Please contact Sherry Roof for more information. 

Fees:  All fees listed are cost per isolate. 

Service Within NY Outside of NY
PFGE Typing
(per enzyme per isolate)
$105.00 $130.00

Please schedule any shipments to arrive at our laboratory Monday through Friday. The Laboratory for Molecular Typing is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Submit a Request for Molecular Typing