Universal PCR for Bacteria by 16S Ribosomal Next Generation Sequencing


Sunquest Code:NGS16S  
Epic Code:LAB6519Epic Name:Bacterial DNA 16S Ribosomal Non Blood
Synonyms:16S rRNA
Methodology:DNA extraction, nucleic acid purification, polymerase chain reaaction (PCR), next generation sequencing
CPT Code:87801
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 5-10 days


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fresh or paraffin embedded tissue; sterile body fluid (BAL or CSF)
Optimal Volume:Tissue 1 cc (preferered); 1 mL fluid
Container:Container, Tissue, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Sputum, swabs, tissue free-floating in formalin; bloody samples or samples containing citrate or heparin.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store fresh tissue or body fluid frozen; paraffin embedded tissue at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship fresh tissue or sterile tissue frozen; paraffin embedded tissue at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (University of Washington Medical Center)
Referral Lab number:NGS16S


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