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.
Microbiology - Virology
Meningitis - N.meningitidis - PCR
Meningococcal disease - PCR
PCR - Neisseria meningitidis
Septicemia - Meningococcal
Dedicated sample required. Sample cannot be shared for other tests.
For testing on CSF samples please refer to CNS PCR: https://www.chl.co.nz/test/csf-cns-pcr-infectious-screen/
Skin biopsy of lesion in sterile container.
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
Place specimen in PCR bag.
A positive test supports diagnosis. Neisseria meningitidis is a notifiable infectious disease and should be reported to the Medical Officer of Health.
Nucleic acid extraction, PCR amplification and detection.
For Neisseria meningitidis detection from CSF see CNS PCR: https://www.chl.co.nz/test/csf-cns-pcr-infectious-screen/
If testing is urgent, please contact a CHL Microbiologist.
$203.01 (Exclusive of GST)
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