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NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS

 

TYPE OF TEST

Biochemical or 16s rDNA sequence.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Submit suspected colonies on modified Thayer-Martin, chocolate agar, or similar media. Growth should be apparent before shipment. A pure culture is required.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Ship in a manner to assure survival of isolate. Ship according to regulations for infectious substances.  Complete and enclose WPHL test request form.

DAYS TEST PERFORMED

Daily, Monday – Friday.

RESULTS AVAILABLE

Upon completion of identification.

REPORTING & INTERPRETATION

Upon completion of identification, usually within 5 days.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Serotyping is performed on all confirmed N. meningitidis isolates.

 

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