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CSF FilmArray (multiplex PCR, bacterial, viral and fungal targets)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: CSF, Sterile container, Contact consultant microbiologist if testing required

Turnaround Time:

4 hours (not currently available out of hours)

Mulitplex nested PCR for detection of bacterial, viral and fungal DNA/RNA in CSF - community acquired meningitis/encephalitis only

Other Comments:

Sample container: Sterile leakproof container

Special instructions: Provide full details of symptoms and onset date

Specimen Transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable