Real-Time PCR detection of Invasive Neisseria meningitidis, Neisseria meningitidis

Specimen:

Serum

Volume/Quantity:

> 0.5 mL

Shedule of Collection:

Prior to antimicrobial therapy

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

Collection: Transfer serum into sterile 2 ml screw-capped tube or properly sealed red top tube Storage: Specimen can be stored in the freezer for ? 72 hours prior to transport Handling: Observe Triple Packaging Guidelines Transport: Transport with ice

Running Day:

Tuesday-Thursday-Friday

Cut off Day and Time:

Not Applicable Note: during weekends, holidays and after office hours specimens are received in the clinical laboratory

Turnaround Time:

5 working days

Fee:

₱ 5000.00 *Free of charge if coordinated/reported to RESU/PESU/CESU/MESU and accompanied with PIDSR

Status:

Available