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Test Code MENINGITIS/ENCEPHALITIS MOLECULAR PCR PANEL w/CULTURE MENINGITIS/ENCEPHALITIS MOLECULAR PCR PANEL w/CULTURE

Department

Molecular

Group Components

Escherichia coli K1; Haemophilus influenza;
Listeria monocytogenes; Neisseria meningitides;
Streptococcus agalactiae;
Streptococcus pneumonia; Cytomegalovirus;
Enterovirus; Herpes simplex virus 1;
Herpes simplex virus 2; Human herpesvirus 6;
Human parechovirus; Varicella zoster virus;
Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii

Specimen Type

CSF

Container

Sterile Collection container

Special Requirements

no shunt samples

Standard Volume

2

Minimum Volume

1

Pediatric Volume

N/A

Method

Multiplexed Polymerase Chain Reaction (mPCR)

Ship Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability Room Temp

24 hours

Stability Refrigerated

7 days

Stability Frozen

N/A

CPT Code

87483

Days Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday