Neisseria meningitidis DNA characterisation
|Lab name||Meningococcal Reference Laboratory|
|Lab location||Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua|
|Test name||Neisseria meningitidis DNA characterisation|
|Requested for surveillance||yes|
|Culture requirements||At least 40μL DNA extract|
|Pre-transport requirements||Store below ‑20°C|
|Transport requirements||Send at 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours|
|Unacceptable sample types||Insufficient sample, clinical samples|
|How results reported||
Grouping results are reported and notified electronically to EpiSurv as soon as possible after receipt of the sample to assist the public health response.
The final report contains the group and PorA type. Final results are notified electronically to EpiSurv.See below for further reporting details.
Characterisation of meningococcal samples is important for the epidemiological surveillance of meningococcal disease.
Please refer DNA from clinical samples.
If a result is required in order to inform public health or clinical decision making, please contact the laboratory at firstname.lastname@example.org.