On Wednesday (4 April), the Croydon blood transfusion service went live with the Immucor system. Immucor is the leading provider of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products in the UK. The new system is fully automated and has high accuracy.
Meningococcal Screening PCR – blood*
|Category||Medical Microbiology Molecular|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - 14 days|
A throat swab (Charcoal swab) should also be obtained in all cases to detect pharyngeal carriage.
*Test performed at a referral laboratory
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