CBSRP - Specimen: Coxiella burnetii (Q Fever), Molecular Detection, PCR, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CBSRP    
Coxiella burnetii (Q Fever), Molecular Detection, PCR, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


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.

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: 5-mL red top

Submission Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

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.


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

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









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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen (preferred)7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days