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Test Code:
090-40-1050-01

Order Name:
Latex Agglutination for Meningitis (CSF)

 
Useful For:
Rapid detection of meningitis caused by:
  • Escherichia coli K1 serotype only
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Neisseria meningitidis group A, B, C, Y, W135
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Strep)
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
 
Methodology:
Latex Agglutination
 
Test List In Profile:
CSF C/S must be performed with Latex Agglutination for Meningitis (CSF)
 
AliasesName:
Meningitis
Encephalitis
CNS
Central Nervous System
Spinal fluid
Escherichia coli K1
Haemophilus influenzae
Neisseria meningitidis
Streptococcus agalactiae
Streptococcus pneumoniae

 
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-1050-01

Order Name:
Latex Agglutination for Meningitis (CSF)

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
CSF/ Sterile container
 
Specimen Testing Type:
CSF, minimum volume 1 mL.
 
Sub Mission Container:
Sterile container
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 2 hours
Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 48 hours
Frozen, -20oC 7 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-1050-01

Order Name:
Latex Agglutination for Meningitis (CSF)

 
Method detail:
Latex Agglutination
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to report within 3 hours.
 
Performing Location:
Microbiology, Laboratory Department Tel. 14171
 
Specimen Retention Time:
1 month
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-1050-01

Order Name:
Latex Agglutination for Meningitis (CSF)

 
 
Clinical Information:
Meningitis has a wide variety of potential causes, either infectious or non-infectious. If bacterial meningitis is not treated promptly and effectively, the disease is likely to be fatal. Early identification of the infecting agent can be of considerable value in providing the patient with appropriate and adequate chemotherapy. Many bacterial species have been implicated in meningitis. Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) and Escherichia coli (K1) are two of the most common causes of neonatal sepsis whilst in older age groups the commonest isolated are Haemophilus influenzae (Type B), Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis (Group A, B, C, Y, and W135)
 
Reference Value:
Negative
 
Interpretation:
Results from bacterial antigen testing should be considered presumptive and culture with Gram stain must also be performed. May be negative in early stages of infection. Vaccination may affect results
 
Clinical Reference:
Manufacturer’s Package Insert, Remel WellcogenTM Bacterial Antigen Kit, IFU X7713B, July 2014, Ramel Europe Ltd., Clipper Boulevard West, Crossways Dartford, Kent, DA2 6PT, UK.