Imperial Collage Healthcare

Meningococcal PCR


Lab Code : MENPCR


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


Clinical Indications
Suspected meningococcal meningitis.


Reference Range
Negative


Sample Required
EDTA (lavender top)


Sample Volume
5 mL


Turnaround Time
3 days


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


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