Neisseria meningitidis blood PCR

Diagnostic Use

This PCR is useful for the diagnosis of meningococcal septicaemia.

PCR will allow the confirmation of the etiological agent when preceding antimicrobial therapy has inhibited growth and offers a rapid diagnosis in cases that clinically indicate meningococcal disease. Confirmation of diagnosis is extremely important not only in the treatment of the patient but also in the management of contact tracing.

Department

Microbiology - Virology

Delphic Registration Code

NPCR

Laboratory Handling

Laboratory

Testing is batched daily Monday-Friday at approximately 9.30am, with results available from mid-afternoon. Urgent or weekend testing must be discussed with and approved by a Microbiologist.

Synonyms

Meningitis - N.meningitidis - PCR
Meningococcal disease - PCR
PCR - Neisseria meningitidis
Septicemia - Meningococcal

Turnaround Time

75 hours

Test Code

2534