Karius Digital Culture - LG 6671


Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Order Instructions:Test should ONLY be ordered if approved by an infectious Diseases consultant for Pediatric or Internal Medicine.
Methodology:Next generation sequencing
Special Instructions:Do not add on.  Do not share specimen.  Karis Cultures require a sterile tube.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:5 mL plasma preparation tube (PPT) or 4 mL purple (EDTA) tube.
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.6 mL purple (EDTA) tube only
Container:White top plasma preparation tube PPT (Purple (EDTA))
Collection Instructions:Collect 5 mL whole blood in a PPT tube (do not underfill). Alternately collect 2 standard purple (EDTA) tubes.  Do not share specimen with other tests.
Causes for Rejection:Plasma separated from whole blood more than 6 hours (PPT) or more than 24 hours (K2-EDTA) after draw. Unfrozen specimen received at Karius more than 96 hours after draw. Specimen with incomplete or improper separations of plasma. Specimen collected in an expired tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 6 hours of collection, centrifuge PPT Tube and store sample in the original tube. Do not share specimen.  Alternately, within 24 hours of collection, centrifuge purple (EDTA) tubes and aliquot 2 mL; 0.7 mL minimum, into a sterile aliquot tube. Room temperature samples must arrive at testing site within 96 hours of collection.

 Indicate the patient date of birth on the patient label.
Shipping Instructions:Ship plasma at room temperature to arrive within 96 hours of collection.  East Core Sendouts only, ship frozen if specimen cannot arrive at the reference lab within 96 hours of collection. Do not ship whole blood.
Stability:96 hours at room temperature (preferred); 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Karius)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:The Karius Digital Culture test helps physicians target effective treatment by rapidly detecting pathogens in the most challenging infections. The Karius Digital Culture is a validated test that can detect more than 1,000+ bacteria, DNA viruses, and eukaryotic pathogens, including yeasts, molds and protozoa.


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