Neisseria meningitidis

Lab Test name Contact Comments
Labo Cliniques Sud Luxembourg Neisseria meningitidis Nicolas Hougardy
- CSF (min 100µL)
FREQUENCY: 1x/day (except weekend)
TEST TYPE: "Neisseria meningitidis & Streptococcus pneumoniae real-time PCR" (Diagenode), LightCycler 480 (Roche)
ZNA Middelheim Neisseria meningitidis Walter Verstrepen
Sample type:
- EDTA whole blood
- cerebrospinal fluid
(at least 250 µl).

Frequency: every working day
Test type: in house real-time PCR
Jan Yperman Ziekenhuis Neisseria meningitidis Bieke Decaesteker,
Stijn Jonckheere
Sample Type: Cerebrospinal fluid
Frequency: Daily
Test Type: RT-PCR; QIAStat-Dx Meningitis/Encephalitis panel (QIAStat, Qiagen)

The ME test also screens for the following targets:
Viruses: Enterovirus, Herpes Simplex virus 1, Herpes Simplex virus 2, Human parechovirus, Human herpes virus 6, Varicella zoster virus
Bacteria: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus agalactiae, Listeria monocytogenes, Haemophilus influenza, Escherichia coli K1, Streptococcus pyogenes, Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Fungi: Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii

Belac accreditation number 523-MED
Version date: 07/07/2022
GZA St-Augustinus Neisseria meningitidis Philippe Van Lint
This PCR test is performed on CSV.
Frequency: daily (Monday-Saturday)

The CSV PCR is part of the following syndromic panel: QIAstat-Dx Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel

Streptococcus pneumoniae
Neisseria meningitidis
Streptococcus agalactiae
Listeria monocytogenes
Haemophilus influenzae
Escherichia coli K1
Streptococcus pyogenes
Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Herpes simplex virus 1
Herpes simplex virus 2
Humaan parechovirus
Humaan herpes virus 6
Varicella zoster virus

Cryptococcus gattii/neoformans
Version date: 17/02/2023