Meningitis / Encephalitis Pathogen Screen

Last Modified: 5/17/2019 3:39:13 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Cerebrospinal Fluid in CSF Collection tube.
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL CSF
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 1 day Ambient
7 days Refrigerated
Reference Range: No Meningitis/Encephalitis Pathogens Detected
Critical Ranges: Nucleic Acid Detected for any of these listed targets: Escherichia coli K1, Haemophilus influenzae, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Enterovirus, Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), Human parechovirus, Varicella zoster virus (VZV), Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii.
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Multiplex PCR
Clinical Significance: Rapid detection of causative agent in suspected meningitis/encephalitis cases.
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: Within 4 hours after reciept at PRMC Microbiology
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: MEBIO
EPIC Test Code: LAB2893
Alternate Test Names: BioFire FilmArray; BioFire Meningitis Panel; Meningitis/Encephalitis Pathogen Screen; Meningitis/Encephalitis Pathogen Screen by BioFire
Included Tests: Escherichia coli K1, Haemophilus influenzae, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Enterovirus, Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), Human parechovirus, Varicella zoster virus (VZV), Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii.
CPT Coding: 87483

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