Ordering Recommendation

Detect Bartonella species in blood, CSF, or tissue.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

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). Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately. Also acceptable: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Whole blood: Refrigerated. FFPE: Room temperature. All others: Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.


Specimen source required.


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


Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction


Tue, Fri


1-5 days

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060761 Bartonella Source 31208-2
0093059 Bartonella Species by PCR 48864-3
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