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Hi Nm PCR Best Practices

Best Practices for Use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Diagnosing Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis Disease and Public Health Importance of Identifying Serotype/Serogroup

CDC’s Bacterial Meningitis Laboratory works primarily on two pathogens: Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae.

CDC’s Bacterial Meningitis Laboratory supports:

  • Active, population-based surveillance for Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae in an overall population base of more than 40 million people
  • Enhanced meningococcal disease surveillance in 44 states and 3 large jurisdictions
  • State and local health departments that request assistance
  • Outbreak investigations
  • Specialized research projects related to meningitidis and H. influenzae

The lab is a well-recognized reference center for identification and characterization of N. meningitidis and H. influenzae.

Learn more about the CDC Bacterial Meningitis Laboratory.


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Page last reviewed: February 13, 2018