Ordering Recommendation

Detect Bartonella species in blood, CSF, or tissue.

Mnemonic
BART DNA
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Tue, Fri

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. Also acceptable: CSF or tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, whole blood, or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL). OR Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Whole blood: Refrigerated. All others: Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Whole Blood: Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated:  7 days: Frozen: 7 days. 
Tissue
: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month.
All Others: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month.

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87471

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060761 Bartonella Source 31208-2
0093059 Bartonella Species by PCR 48864-3
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Aliases
  • Bartonella henselae
  • Bartonella PCR
  • Bartonella, Molecular Detection
  • Cat Scratch Disease
Bartonella Species by PCR