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Meningococcal PCR

Lab Code : MENPCR

Test Background
A PCR test for the detection of Neisseria meningitides.

Clinical Indications
Suspected meningococcal meningitis.

Reference Range

Sample Required
EDTA (lavender top)

Sample Volume
5 mL

Turnaround Time
3 days

Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to Manchester Royal Infirmary.

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