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Neisseria meningitidis PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: 1ml (minimum) EDTA blood, purple top,

Turnaround Time: 1-2 days (positives will be telephoned)

Detection of Neisseria meningitis DNA by PCR

Other Comments:

Specimen transport : Send to laboratory as soon as possible. If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Manchester Medical Microbiology