Real Time PCR Diagnosis/Reference Testing<<Return to Search Results
Molecular detection of Neisseria meningitidis DNA by real time PCR.
Minimum 0.5 mL of CSF or 1 mL of EDTA whole blood or other normally sterile body fluids.
Store CSF 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 of invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis.
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).
For research purposes only.
20 calendar days (unless specified as urgent).