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Other Infectious Diseases Panels

Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika RT-PCR Assay

Specimen Requirements

  • 2x3 ml EDTA blood

  • 2 ml EDTA plasma

  • 3 ml urine
     

LAT (Laboratory turnaround time)

  • 2 days

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Rapid PCR for Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel (ME)
 

  • 14 pathogens

    • Bacteria

      • Escherichia coliK1

      • Haemophilus influenzae

      • Listeria monocytogenes

      • Neisseria meningitidis

      • Streptococcus agalactiae

      • Streptococcus pneumoniae

    • Viruses

      • Cytomegalovirus

      • Enterovirus

      • Herpes simplex virus 1

      • Herpes simplex virus 2

      • Human herpesvirus 6

      • Human parechovirus

      • Varicella zoster virus

    • Yeast

      • Cryptococcus neoformans/ gattii

Specimen Requirements

  • 0.2-0.4 ml cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
     

LAT (Laboratory turnaround time)

  • 6 hours

Rapid PCR for Blood Culture Identification Panel (BCID)
 

  • 24 pathogens

    • Gram positive bacteria

      • Enterococcus

      • Listeria monocytogenes

      • Staphylococcus

      • Staphylococcus aureus

      • Streptococcus

      • Streptococcus agalactiae

      • Streptococcus pyogenes

      • Streptococcus pneumoniae

    • Gram negative bacteria

      • Acinetobacter baumannii

      • Haemophilus meningitis

      • Neisseria meningitides

      • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

      • Enterobacteriaceae

      • Enterobacter cloacae complex

      • Escherichia coli

      • Klebsiella oxytoca

      • Klebsiella pneumoniae

      • Proteus

      • Serratia marcescens

    • Yeast

      • Candida albicans

      • Candida glabrata

      • Candida krusei

      • Candida parapsilosis

      • Candida tropicalis

    • Antibiotic Resistance

      • mecA – methicillin resistance

      • vanA/B – vancomycin resistance

      • KPC – carbapenem resistance

Specimen Requirements

  • 1 mL sample from positive blood culture (Eg: BioMerieux BACT/ALERT Blood Culture Bottles, BD Bectec Blood Culture Bottles)
     

LAT (Laboratory turnaround time)

  • 6 hours

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Rapid HSV 1 & 2 Assay

Specimen Requirements

  • Cutaneous lesion swab

  • Mucocutaneous lesion swab

  • 0.5 ml Cerebrospinal fluid

  • 3 ml EDTA blood
     

LAT (Laboratory turnaround time)

  • 24 hours