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Bartonella species by PCR

Mnemonic:    [Bart PCR]
Name:    Bartonella species by PCR
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Also acceptable: CSF or tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.

Specimen Preparation: Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL). Label tube with specimen source.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0093057
  Method:    Qualitative Polymerase Chain reaction
Processing Info:    Tissue samples must be frozen immediately.

CSF and serum/plasma is stable 24 hours at room temperature or 5 days refrigerated.