Molecular Detection by Real Time PCR<<Return to Laboratory
Molecular detection of Haemophilus influenzae DNA by Real Time PCR.
- Respiratory tract infections
- Inner ear infections
Culture or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Minimum of 0.5 mL of CSF. Please note that the Real Time PCR assay for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) will only be processed as a special request. Please enquire for further information.
Specimens may be subject to rejection if they are not the appropriate sample type, have insufficient volume, or are not accompanied by relevant patient information.
Send as growth on culture medium (preferred) or on a swab in transport medium. Cultures can be also shipped frozen on dry ice. Store CSF samples in freezer and ship frozen on dry ice.
Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.
Suspected invasive or non-invasive disease due to H. influenzae.
Completed Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases requisition form including sender lab name, address and telephone number. Patient identifier (specimen reference #), date of birth and sex. Type of specimen, date collected and test requested. Vaccine history (if known).
For research purposes only.
30 calendar days.