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Test ID: CBRP    
Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), Molecular Detection, PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

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Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Specimen Type:

Preferred: Fresh tissue, biopsy

Acceptable: Tissue fixed in a paraffin block

Sources: Lung, bone, liver, heart valve, aorta, or endocardium

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Specimen Stability Information:

Fresh tissue: Frozen (preferred)/Refrigerated <24 hours

Paraffin block: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

Additional Information: The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Coxiella burnetii DNA is not likely.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

Tissue: 5 mm

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Tissue in formalin, formaldehyde, or acetone.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
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