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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Bacterial meningitis PCR (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus agalactiae(Group B streptococcus), Listeria monocytogenes)

Test Name

Bacterial meningitis PCR (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus agalactiae(Group B streptococcus), Listeria monocytogenes)

Alternate Name/ Synonym

Multiplex PCR, bacterial meningitis, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Strep), Haemophilus influenzae, Listeria monocytogenes, pneumococcus

Gene Name

Proprietary

Test Code

BMENPC

Division

Molecular Microbiology - Bacterial

Method

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction

External Proficiency Testing

College of American Pathologists

Turn Around Time

Dictated by demand

Disease/Condition

  • Culture negative, partially treated bacterial meningitis

Specimen Type

  • CSF

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • CSF minimum 300 ul please ensure adequate sample volume is submitted

Storage/Transportation

  • All specimens must be shipped on dry ice
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs

Special Requirements

* Not Health Canada approved

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212