Coxiella burnetii Qualitative, Real Time PCR - LG5039


Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Real-time PCR
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, CSF or BAL
Optimal Volume:1.6 mL blood; 0.7 mL CSF or BAL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL blood; 0.3 mL CSF or BAL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Sterile tube, Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process CSF or BAL. Centrifuge and aliquot 0.7 mL, 0.3 mL minimum serum. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics via ARUP)
Referral Lab number:16596X


Interpretive

Reference Range:Not detected.
Use:Coxiella burnetii is a causative agent of ! Fever in humans. Q fever may manifest as either an acute, self-limiting infection or chronic illness, which can result in endocarditis and often requires prolonged antibiotic therapy. This real-time PCR assay detects C. burnetii nucleic acid in multiple specimen types.


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