Bartonella Species by PCR

Sunquest Code:BARPCR  
Epic Code:LAB6704Epic Name:Bartonella Species by PCR
Methodology:Qualitative polymerase chain reaction
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF or Tissue; Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL CSF or 2 mL blood
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL CSF or 1.2 mL blood
Container:Sterile tube (Container, Tissue, sterile, Purple (EDTA), Red or gold (gel))
Collection Instructions:Collect tissue in a sterile container and freeze immediately. Indicate specimen source on container.
Causes for Rejection:Room temperature or refrigerated tissue.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum or plasma from cells or send 1 mL whole blood or CSF. Aliquot 1 mL; 0.5 mL minimum serum, plasma, whole blood or CSF to a sterile container. Store whole blood refrigerated; all others frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship whole blood refrigerated; all others frozen.
Stability:Whole blood is stable for 7 days at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen. Tissue is stable for 1 month frozen. All others are stable for 24 hours at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:93057


Reference Range:By report.

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