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
CPT Code:----------CPTCODES HERE----------


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.
Causes for Rejection:Samples greater than 96 hours old. Refrigerated or frozen samples.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 6 hours of collection, centrifuge PPT Tube and store sample at room temperature in the original tube. Alterately within 24 hours, centrifuge purple (EDTA) tubes and aliquot 2 mL; 1.2 mL minimum, into a sterile aliquot tube. Indicate the patient date of birth on the patient label.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature to arrive within 96 hours of collection. Protect from temperature extremes.
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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