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.
- Manual on Laboratory Methods for the Diagnosis of Meningitis
Laboratory methods for the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis
- Page last reviewed: February 13, 2018
- Page last updated: February 13, 2018
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