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Meningococcal and Pneumococcal PCR (Blood)


Test Usage

Detection by molecular method ( PCR) for presence of Streptococcus pneumoniae or Neisseria meningitidis in blood.

Use for detection of systemic infection / meningitis.



Specimen container

Pink top (EDTA) 6ml

To Request On EPIC

For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):

Search for: ‘Meningococcal & Pneumococcal PCR‘ or test code ‘LAB9330


Sent to Reference Laboratory

Processing Time

1-2 days

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory to discuss urgent tests. Positive results are phoned to requesting clinician as soon as possible.

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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