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Test Code MEPM MENINGITIS ENCEPHALITIS PANEL (CSF) BY NAAT

Important Note

Tests for the following pathogen DNA targets:
Bacteria Viruses Fungi
  E. coli K1   Cytomegalovirus   Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii
  H. influenzae   Enterovirus  
  Listeria monocytogenes   H. simplex 1 and 2  
  N. meningitidis   Human herpesvirus 6  
  S. pneumoniae   Human parechovirus  
    Varicella zoster virus  
       

 

Specimen Tube Description

LUMBAR PUNCTURE COLLECTION TUBE

Specimen Type

CSF

Specimen Required

LUMBAR PUNCTURE CSF ONLY

Specimen Stability Information

4 HRS

Instructions

Collect CSF AND SEND TO THE LAB STAT

Day(s) and Times(s) Performed

24/7 STAT BASIS

Additional Information

TAT 2 HOURS

Performing Laboratory

United Health Services Hospitals

CPT

87483

LOINC

82180-1