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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeNPCR
Method

Neisseria meningitidis DNA detection. Nucleic acid extraction, PCR amplification and detection.

For Neisseria meningitidis detection from CSF see CNS PCR

External Price$186.71(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Meningococcal PCR

 

Meningitis -

Septicaemia

Whole blood (adult - 5 mL EDTA, purple top tube. paediatric 1mL EDTA  ). Sample cannot be shared for other tests.

Skin biopsy of lesion in sterile container.

 

 

See CNS PCR

 

Patient SpecimenSee specimen collection protocol
Paediatric SpecimenSee specimen collection protocol
Sample Delivery to Labwhole blood ambient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsNot preferable. Refer written protocols.
Aliquot Transport to CHLPlace specimen in PCR bag.
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Virology
Contact Details** Unknown email address **
Contact Phone Number03-3640416 / ext. 80416
Test AvailabilityBatched Mon - Fri 9am - urgent testing by arrangement
Turnaround Time4 - 75 hrs
Interpretation

For application and interpretation refer Additional Information.

Additional Information

Application

This PCR is useful for the diagnosis of meningococcal septicaemia.

PCR will allow the confirmation of the etiological agent when preceding antimicrobial therapy has inhibited growth and offers a rapid diagnosis in cases that clinically indicate meningococcal disease. Confirmation of diagnosis is extremely important not only in the treatment of the patient but also in the management of contact tracing.

 

Interpretation

A positive test supports diagnosis. Neisseria meningitidis is a notifiable infectious disease and should be reported to the Medical Officer of Health.

Delphic Number Test Number2534

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