|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.