Coxiella burnetii Qualitative, Real Time PCR

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Methodology:Real-time PCR
CPT Codes: 87798 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-4 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, CSF or BAL
Optimal Volume:1.6 mL blood; 0.7 mL CSF or BAL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL blood; 0.3 mL CSF or BAL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Sterile tube, Red (no gel)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process CSF or BAL. Centrifuge and aliquot 0.7 mL, 0.3 mL minimum serum. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics via ARUP)
Referral Lab number:47010


Reference Range:Not detected.
Use:Coxiella burnetii is a causative agent of ! Fever in humans. Q fever may manifest as either an acute, self-limiting infection or chronic illness, which can result in endocarditis and often requires prolonged antibiotic therapy. This real-time PCR assay detects C. burnetii nucleic acid in multiple specimen types.

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