Meningitis/Encephalitis Film Array

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: MEFLM/VIR1

Specimen Type: CSF

Tube Type: Sterile Container

Collection Volume: 500 uL

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Amplified Probe Technique - 14 targets

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: Two hours from the time the specimen arrives in the Akron laboratory when the Microbiology lab is staffed (8 AM to 9 PM Mon-Friday, 8-2PM on weekends)

CPT Code: 87798 x 10, 87496, 87529 x 2, 87532

Panel Includes: The FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel detects DNA or RNA for the following organisms: E. coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Strep pneumoniae, Cytomegalovirus, Enterovirus, Herpes simplex virus 1, Herpes simplex virus 2, Human herpesvirus 6, Human Parechovirus, Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and Cryptococcus neoformans/gatti


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