Test Catalog

Test ID: FLARP    
Free-Living Amebae, Molecular Detection, PCR, Spinal Fluid, Fresh and Paraffin Tissue

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aids in the diagnosis of primary amebic meningoencephalitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis in spinal fluid and tissue in conjunction with clinical findings

Highlights

This assay is intended as an aid in the diagnosis of primary amebic meningoencephalitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis in conjunction with clinical findings.

 

This test has similar sensitivity and specificity to culture but provides a more rapid result.

 

Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue will be accepted for testing.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/TaqMan DNA Probe Hybridization

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Free-living Amebae Detection, PCR

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acanthamoeba
Naegleria
Balamuthia
Amoebic Encephalitis
Free Living Amoeba
Free Living Amoebae