|Includes:||H. influenza Type B, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Group B Streptococcus, Neisseria meningititi A,B,Y,W135|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only|
|Container:||Sterile container or tube|
|Temperature:||Room temperature, transport to lab within 10 minutes.|
|Rejection:||Test will not be performed unless a routine bacterial culture is also ordered.|
|Uses:||Diagnosis of bacterial infection. May be helpful in patients suspected of having meningitis who have been pretreated and culture and gram stain are negative.|
|Limitations:||Specimen showing gross hemolysis, lipemia, or turbidity. A negative test does not necessarily eliminate the possibility of infection.|
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