Molecular Detection by Real Time PCR

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Description:

Molecular detection of Haemophilus influenzae DNA by Real Time PCR.

Test Category:
Molecular Detection
Pathogen:
Haemophilus influenzae
Illnesses and Diseases:
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Septicaemia
  • Bacteremia
  • Cellulitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Inner ear infections
  • Meningitis
Specimen:

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.

Collection Method:

N/A

Specimen Processing, Storage and Shipping:

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.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods:

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.

For additional guidance on the transport of infectious substances in other languages, please click on the link below.

http://www.who.int/ihr/capacity-strengthening/infectious-substances/en/

 

Patient Criteria:

Suspected invasive or non-invasive disease due to H. influenzae.

Accompanying Documentation:

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).

Comments:

N/A

Methods and Interpretation of Results:

For research purposes only.

Turnaround Time:

30 calendar days.

Contact:
Phone: (204) 789-2130 or (204) 789-6017
Fax: (204) 789-2018
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