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QIAstat Bacterial Meningitis PCR

Sample Reqs

Minimum sample volume: 200 μl


4 hours from clinical request.

Special instructions

This test is restricted and is only performed on clinical request by microbiology clinical staff. To request this test please contact your local microbiology clinical team.

The QIAstat Bacterial Meningitis PCR service is provided 24/7 by the Fluids and Tissues laboratory as a reflex test on CSF of patients suspected to have community acquired bacterial meningitis. The assay detects Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Listeria monocytogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus), Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A streptococcus), Escherichia coli K1, Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis.

This test is restricted to requests made by microbiology clinical staff. Please contact your local microbiology department to discuss this test further.


Additional information

Last-updated: 20/08/22


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