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Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel (Biofire) - CSF Test

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Overview

Meningitis is an infective condition of the central nervous system (CNS) resulting in the inflammation of the tissues around the brain (meninges). This may result in various neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms. Apart from the clinical history and presentation, various laboratory tests also supplement and help in diagnosing the condition. Timely diagnosis is extremely critical in meningitis and encephalitis as delay in diagnosis can often be fatal. The Film Array Meningoencephalitis panel (ME) is a nested multiplexed nucleic acid test for qualitative detection and identification of 14 bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimen in vitro.

Written by - Dr. Shibani R, Medical Writer, Medical Affairs
 

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Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel (Biofire) - CSF Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel (Biofire) - CSF Test with a clear pricing structure.

The Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel (Biofire) - CSF Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 19,900 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meningitis/Encephalitis panel by Film Array (Biofire) is a PCR based test used to detect and diagnose 14 bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the CSF sample.

  • This biofire panel test is useful in the diagnosis for suspected cases of meningitis/encephalitis.
  • The test is done to also know the underlying reason causing meningitis (infective or sepsis)
  • Test is also useful for differential diagnosis to rule out other CNS conditions.

Meningitis /Encephalitis can prove to be fatal if timely diagnosis and treatment is not provided. Patient with the following symptoms should immediately undergo testing:

  • High fever usually following flu or some other infection.
  • Severe neck stiffness
  • Frequent headache along with sensitivity to light
  • Nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite
  • Seizures
  • Unexplained confusion or disorientation.

This test requires a CSF sample. A spinal needle is used and the patient's CSF sample is collected with the necessary aseptic precautions. Sample collection would have to be done by your doctor

Positive results to any of the agents is considered to be the cause of the disease. All results must be seen together with clinical symptoms of the patient.

Positive results do not rule out co-infection with other organisms not included in Film Array ME panel.

  • Meningitis test
  • Encephalitis test
  • CSF test
  • Film array CSF test
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