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 Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

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