Specimen: Submit 2-5 mL (1 mL min.) CSF in a sterile screw capped container. Ship at 18–22°C.
Stability (Room): 48 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): N/A
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Conventional Culture, Automated Identification & Sensitivity
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 3 days
Usage: Common organisms causing Meningitis are E.coli, Group B Streptococcus, H. influenzae, N. meningitidis and Enterobacteriaceae. On identification of the organism, antibiotic susceptibilities are performed that aid in selection of appropriate antibiotic for treatment.
Specialty: Physician, Neurologist
Components: Includes ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY if indicated
Home Collection: Not Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required