Nmenicarr

Neisseria menigitidis carrier

Test Name:   Neisseria menigitidis carrier
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   Microbiology
Ordering Mnemonic:   NMENC

Specimen of choice for determination of N.meningitis carrier status is a nasopharyngeal swab.

Specimen Type:   

A swab of the nose area.

Collection Container:   Amies Transport Media
Container Information
Amies Transport MediaAmies Transport Media
Collection Information:   The nurse or physician will take a swab of the area in question. The swab is then quickly transferred to the transport media, then labeled appropriately and then sent to the laboratory.
Test Schedule:  

Daily

Turnaround Time:   Routine

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Reference Interval:  

 

Critical Values:   As growth is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.
Lab Process Notes :    
Storage & Transport:   The swab should be maintained at room temperature until transport to the lab. Once in the lab the specimen will be stored at room temperature in the microbiology rack.
Test Referred to :    On site, BGH laboratory

                 

 
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