Leptospira DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
CPT Codes: 87798 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3-5 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine preferred
Optimal Volume:5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:1.5 mL urine in sterile, leakproof container; 0.8 -1 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube; 0.5-1 mL CSF collected in sterile leakproof container; 1 mL urine collected in Aptima.
Causes for Rejection:Urine received at room or refrigerated temperature.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Urine: frozen.
Do not process whole blood or CSF. Store refrigerated.
  • Urine: unacceptable at room temperature or refrigerated; 30 days frozen.
  • Whole blood/CSF: 48 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; 30 days frozen.
  • Urine in Aptima: 5 days at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; 30 days frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:17875


Reference Range:Not detected.

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