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.
Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
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.
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.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0093059||Bartonella Species by PCR||48864-3|
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