Neisseria meningitidis Ag

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: NMENG MIC1

Specimen Type: CSF, Blood or Urine

Tube Type: Specimen container or Red top (no anticoagulant) tube

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL CSF / 1.0 mL serum / 5.0 mL urine

Cause for rejection: Serum with excessive hemolysis or lipemia may not be suitable for testing.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Antigen detection by latex agglutination

Special Instructions: Deliver to laboratory immediately. Urine specimens must be concentrated before testing and therefore are processed 0800-1600, and require a turnaround time of 2 hours. The N. meningitidis group B and E. coli K1 antigens will crossreact with the latex reagent. A positive latex result may indicate infection with either organism.

If collected at an offsite location, send by a STAT Courier to Hospital lab

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 1-2 hours

Additional Info: -

CPT Code: 87450

Synonyms: Neisseria meningitidis Latex Agglutination

Specimen Collection Procedures

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