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

Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.

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

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)

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