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Haemophilus influenzae type b gene detection

Invasive Pathogens Laboratory

If a result is required in order to inform public health or clinical decision making, please contact the laboratory at



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Lab name

Invasive Pathogens Laboratory

Lab location

Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua

Test name

Haemophilus influenzae characterisation


Haemophilus influenzae

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample requirements

Pure viable culture from a normally sterile site

Media requirements

Chocolate agar

Pre-transport requirements

Ambient temperature

Transport requirements

Ambient temperature within 24 hours

Unacceptable sample types

Mixed culture, non-viable culture, clinical sample, non-invasive source

How results reported

PCR results for Hib gene detection are reported to the referring laboratory and notified electronically to EpiSurv.

Referral link