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Pneumococcal PCR

Ordering information:

Order Miscellaneous NAD through EMR, mention Strep Pneumoniae in "Order Comment" or select it as "Suspected Pathogen"

Alternate names:
Strep pneumonia PCR, Strep pneumoniae NAD
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
OPCR
Specimen types:
Blood
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container types:
EDTA
CSF
EDTA
Collection Instructions:

Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Testing is performed by Microbiological Diagnostic Unit at Melbourne University.Testing is peformed Monday, Wednesday & Friday, unless otherwise instructed by DHS. The specimen  must reach MDU by 11.00 on these days.

Notes:

 The specimen required is the first EDTA tube collected on the patient.

Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
1-2 days
Laboratory Use Only
External Laboratory:
Melbourne University (MDU)
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