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

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Test Name

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.

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

Yes

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

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