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Meningococcal and Pneumococcal PCR (Blood)

Microbiology


Specimen

Plasma

Specimen container

Pink top (EDTA) 6ml

Test Usage

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

Use for detection of systemic infection / meningitis.

Availability

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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