Sequence Typing of Porin Genes<<Return to Search Results
Molecular typing of Neisseria meningitidis by DNA sequencing of target porin genes porA.
Send as growth on culture medium (preferred) or on a swab in transport medium. Cultures can be also shipped 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).
- Sacchi CT, Lemos AP, Brandt ME, Whitney AM, Melles CE, Solari CA, Frasch CE, Mayer LW. 1998. Proposed standardization of Neisseria meningitidis PorA variable-region typing nomenclature. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. Nov;5(6):845-55.
- Sacchi CT, Lemos AP, Whitney AM, Solari CA, Brandt ME, Melles CE, Frasch CE, Mayer LW. 1998. Correlation between serological and sequencing analyses of the PorB outer membrane protein in the Neisseria meningitidis serotyping system. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. May;5(3):348-54.