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ID:868 Meningococcal and Pneumococcal PCR
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Description Multiplex PCR testing on CSF or whole blood (EDTA ONLY) for patients with suspected bacterial meningitis and/or septicaemia. These tests detect Meningococcal (Neisseria meningitidis species and serogroups) and Pneumococcal (Streptococcus pneumoniae species).
Indication
Additional Info The test can be requested specifically or as an addition to the viral neurological screen
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentMicrobiology
SamplePlasma
TubeEDTA (Haem)
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsEDTA blood or CSF( in sterile universal). Sample must be in the laboratory before 10:00 am for same day testing
Min. Vol
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT3 days
IP Routine TAT3 days
GP Acute TAT3 days
GP Routine TAT3 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : Dr M Denton. Review due on 29/11/2017 12:08:20. Published By K Roberts on 29/11/2016 12:08:20.