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Indikation  Meningitis

Name Meningitis
Additional testing level 1 Standard CSF diagnostics: lactate, glucose, total protein, albumin, IgG, oligoclonal immunoglobulin bands (simultaneous submission of serum and CSF is required).
Bacteriology (cultural and microscopic): CSF, blood cultures for pathogens and resistance, as well as for immediate microscopic assessment (also for mycobacteria, as necessary).
Antigen detection: CSF for agglutination with antisera against Neisseria menigitidis (A,B,C), Haemophilus influencae B, Streptococcus pneumoniae.
In case of abacterial meningitis: serology: (simultaneous submission of serum and CSF is required) AB against herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus, measles virus, CMV, EBV, mumps virus, and if necessary FSME virus, borrelia, and Treponema pallidum.