June 2018

Update on changes to viral meningitis/encephalitis diagnostic testing


Further to our previous correspondence in relation to the above issue, please accept our apologies for the delay implementing same.

Whilst this move was scheduled for March, we had to postpone it due to unexpected difficulties accessing kits. We believe this issue has now been resolved. As such, from June 27th onwards, the NVRL will screen all Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) specimens received for testing using the FTlyo Viral meningitis real-time PCR assay from Fast-Track Diagnostics (FTD).

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