Meningococcal & pneumococcal detection

Referred to Meningococcal Reference Unit, Public Health England, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL
 

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Samples required

EDTA blood (purple cap, 4 mL tube). Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Please send a separate EDTA blood specifically for this test if requesting several tests.

CSF

Test indications

 

Test information

  • PCR
    • Neisseria meningitidis
    • Streptococcus pneumoniae (please send at least 0.5mls of CSF sample for this test.)

Reference range

 

Turnaround time

See virology and microbiological serology turnaround times.

Enquiries

Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627