Viral Meningitis Panel


Test Information

Test Name

Viral Meningitis Panel

Department

Microbiology

Preferred Specimen

CSF

Testing Location

PLBOP


Collection Information

Availability

Only available for hospital request that meet criteria, or on request by Infectious Diseases Physicians, or after consultation with Clinical Microbiologist


Processing Information

Registration Code

VMP

Notes

  • Routine Viral Meningitis Panel are done inhouse PLBOP. Include HSV1, HSV2, VZV and Enterovirus testing

  • Extended Viral Meningitis Panel are sent to Middlemore . Include the following:

    BACTERIA:

    ● Escherichia coliK1\ ● Haemophilus influenzae\ ● Listeria monocytogenes\ ● Neisseria meningitidis\ ● Streptococcus agalactiae\ ● Streptococcus pneumoniae

    VIRUSES:

    ● Cytomegalovirus (CMV)\ ● Enterovirus (EV)\ ● Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)\ ● Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2)\ ● Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)\ ● Human parechovirus (HPeV)\ ● Varicella zoster virus (VZV)

    YEAST:

    ● Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii


Methodology

Contact Information

murray.robinson@pathlab.co.nz