Infectious Disease - CNS

Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel by PCR 2013305
  • This panel includes: Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Enterovirus, Escherichia coli K1, Haemophilus influenzae, Herpes simplex virus 1(HSV-1), Herpes simplex virus 2(HSV-2), Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), Human parechovirus, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Varicella-zoster virus (VZV).
  • Limitations:
    • The meningitis/encephalitis panel is NOT a replacement for CSF bacterial and/or fungal culture and Cryptococcal antigen testing for at-risk patients
    • Non-K1 E. coli serotypes and non-encapsulated strains of Neisseria meningitidis are NOT detected
    • The panel does NOT differentiate active from latent herpes virus infections