Haemophilus influenzae PCR Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Communicable Disease Division
WSLH Test Code: MP00651
Availability: Monday-Friday
Turn-around Time: 1 day
Recommended Uses: Diagnosis of suspect H. influenzae cases when culture is negative or patient has been treated prior to specimen collection.
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations:
Specimen Requirements: CSF-1.0 ml (200 ┬Ál minimum) or isolate from sterile body site
Specimen Handling & Transport: 2-8C or frozen at -20C prior to shipment. Ship with 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: Haemophilus influenzae DNA detected/not detected
Limitations: A negative test result does not rule out infection with H. influenzae.
Additional Tests Recommended: MP00561 - Neisseria meningitidis PCR, MP00461 - S. pneumoniae PCR
Additional Comments: If positive for hpd gene target, H. influenzae serotyping PCR will be automatically performed.
Methodology: Real-Time PCR
Includes: Detection of the hpd gene for species specific detection of Haemophilus influenzae from CSF.
CPT Code: 87798
Price: $225.00
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