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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


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Lab name

Meningococcal Reference Laboratory

Lab location

Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua

Test name

Neisseria meningitidis DNA characterisation


Neisseria meningitidis

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


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