Detect Bartonella species in blood, CSF, or tissue.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. Also acceptable: CSF or tissue.
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.
Whole blood: Refrigerated. All others: Frozen.
Specimen source required.
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.
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0093059||Bartonella Species by PCR||48864-3|
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