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Neisseria meningitidis DNA characterisation

Meningococcal Reference Laboratory

If a result is required in order to inform public health or clinical decision making, please contact the laboratory at ipl@esr.cri.nz

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Meningococcal Reference Laboratory

Lab location

Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua

Test name

Neisseria meningitidis DNA characterisation

Organisms

Neisseria meningitidis

Requested for surveillance

yes

Notice required

no

Sample 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

How results reported

Grouping and PorA results from notified cases are reported to the referring laboratory and notified electronically to EpiSurv.

Referral link

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