Neisseria meningitidis PCR Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Communicable Disease Division
WSLH Test Code: MP00561
Availability: Monday - Friday
Turn-around Time: 1-2 days
Recommended Uses: For epidemiologic purposes to support WDPH and for diagnosis of suspect Neisseria meningitidis cases.
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations:
Specimen Requirements: CSF-1.0 ml (200 ul minimum)or isolate from sterile body site
Specimen Handling & Transport: 2-8C or frozen at -20C prior to shipment. Ship with frozen cool pack.
Collection Kit/Container: Sterile Transfer Tube
Collection Instructions:
Unacceptable Conditions:
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form A
Required Information: Laboratory regulations require the following minimum information to be provided on the requisition form for a specimen to be accepted for testing: Patient name or unique identifier; date and time of collection, patient date of birth and sex, specimen type/site of collection, test request(s), clinician name and UPIN, and address for reporting results. Please be certain that name/identifier on the form matches that on the specimen label.
Results Include:
Additional Tests Recommended: MP00651 H. influenzae PCR MP00461 S. pneumonia PCR
Additional Comments: If positive for SodC gene marker, Neisseria meningitids Serogrouping PCR (test MP00563) will be performed.
Methodology: Real-Time PCR
Includes: Detection of the SodC gene for species specific detection of Neisseria meningitidis from CSF
CPT Code: 87798
Price: $225.00
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