|Values are valid only on day of printing.|
Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)
Acceptable: Royal blue top (EDTA), pink top (EDTA), or sterile vial containing EDTA derived aliquot
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.
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 unlikely.
Heparin tube collections
|Whole Blood EDTA||Refrigerated (preferred)||7 days|