Test directory: Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel

Ordering Code4185
Test NameMeningitis/Encephalitis Panel
AliasIncludes testing for: Escherichia coli (E. coli),
Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae), Listeria
monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes), Neisseria
meningitidis (N. meningitidis), Streptococcus
agalactiae (S. agalactiae), Streptococcus pneumoniae
(S. pneumoniae), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Enterovirus
(EV), Herpes simplex virus 1 & 2 (HSV 1 & 2), Human
herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), Human parechovirus (HPeV),
Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii
ME Panel by FilmArray
Meningitis Panel PCR
Preferred SpecimenCerebrospinal Fluid
Preferred ContainerCSF collection tube, Sterile tube
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Day
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: Not Stable
Rejection CriteriaCSF from shunts, Additives added to the specimen,
Specimen not sent in the sterile tube
Avail. StatPatients of the testing hospital only
Analytic Time2 Hours
MethodologyQualitative multiplexed nucleic acid test

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Escherichia coli K1ALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Haemophilus influenzaeALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Listeria monocytogenesALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Neisseria meningitidisALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Streptococcus agalactiaeALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Streptococcus pneumoniaeALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)ALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED

This panel...

This panel does not distinguish between latent and active CMV infection. Detection of this virus may indicate primary infection, secondary reactivation, or the presence of latent virus. Result should always be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological information
Enterovirus (EV)ALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Herpes simplex virus 1ALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Herpes simplex virus 2ALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)ALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED

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This panel does not distinguish between latent and active HHV-6 infection. Detection of this virus may indicate primary infection, secondary reactivation, or the presence of latent virus. Result should always be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological information
Human parechovirus (HPeV)ALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Varicella zoster virus (VZV)ALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED
Cryptococcus neoformans/gattiiALLNOT DETECTEDNOT DETECTED