Bartonella Culture

Sunquest Code:MISCC  
Epic Code:LAB3612Epic Name:Miscellaneous Culture
Synonyms:Rochalimaea henselae; Cat Scratch Fever Culture
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 21 days for tissues and Isolator bloods.
Special Instructions:Indicate suspected organisms.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Tissue, blood ; specimen of choice is from a lymph node lesion, either tissues or swab.
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile, See Collection Instructions (Yellow Isolator or SPS (Liquoid))
Collection Instructions:Collect tissues in a sterile leakproof container. Collect blood in an Isolator tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:No growth.
Use:Bartonella (Rochalimaea) henselae and other Bartonella species have been associated with cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatis, and bacteremia. The organism is a slow growing, fastidious, gram-negative bacillus requiring enriched media for primary isolation.

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