Meningococcal PCR


Test Information

Test Name

Meningococcal PCR

Synonyms

N.meningitidis PCR

Preferred Specimen

EDTA (Whole blood)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1-2 days


Collection Information

Preparation

  • All requests must be made via the Clinical Microbiologist

Processing Information

Registration Code

MPCR

Notes

  • Require Clinical Microbiologist's approval before sending
  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required
  • DO NOT refrigerate
  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required

Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

External Lab Website