Recent changes for Neisseria meningitidis by PCR (Sendaway Test)
NEC (CSF), NEI (EDTA)
The doctor MUST notify the DHS of a suspected meningococcal infection before this test will be performed.
Earliest EDTA blood tube required (eg FBE tube). Minimum 200 uLof blood.
At least 200 uL of CSF needed.
Joint fluid may be tested.