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Test ID: BARRP    
Bartonella, 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.

The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Bartonella species DNA is not likely.

 

Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Microbiology Request Form (Supply T244) with the specimen.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Fresh tissue or biopsy

Sources: Heart valve, liver, lymph node, or spleen

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Collect fresh tissue specimen.

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen (preferred) <7 days/Refrigerated <24 hours

 

Specimen Type: Paraffin-embedded tissue block

Sources: Heart valve, liver, lymph node, or spleen

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 5 mm(3)

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Cerebrospinal, synovial, or ocular (eg, vitreous humor fluid)

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Frozen

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(3)/Ocular fluid: 0.5 mL

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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