Trypanosoma Cruzi - BMT Only

Abbrev Code:TCRUZI   
Order Code:LAB3201Order Name:Trypanosoma Cruzi
Synonyms:Chagas Testing; T. Cruzi
CPT Codes: 86753 x1
Test Includes:For transplant patients only. BMT testing for Trypanosoma Cruzi (T. Cruz)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-4 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen must arrive in East Bank Core Lab Sendouts before noon to go out for testing. Specimens received after that time will go out the next day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:7 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Gel additive; processed specimen and gross hemolysis.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Send to the East Bank Core Lab Sendouts immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship whole blood in collection tube at refrigerated temperature. Protect from temperature extremes.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Memorial Blood Center)
Referral Lab number:T. cruzi


Reference Range:By report.

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