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Real Time PCR Diagnosis/Reference Testing

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Molecular detection of Neisseria meningitidis DNA by real time PCR.

Test Category:
Molecular Detection
Neisseria meningitidis
Illnesses and Diseases:
  • Meningitis

Minimum 0.5 mL of CSF or 1 mL of EDTA whole blood or other normally sterile body fluids.

Collection Method:


Specimen Processing, Storage and Shipping:

Store CSF 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.


Patient Criteria:

Suspected of invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis.

Accompanying Documentation:

Completed Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases requisition form including sender lab name, address, fax number and telephone number.  Patient identifier (specimen reference #), patient initials, date of birth and sex. Type of specimen, source of isolation, date collected, and test requested.  Vaccine history (if known).



Methods and Interpretation of Results:

For research purposes only.

Turnaround Time:

20 calendar days (unless specified as urgent).

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