Bartonella DNA Detection by PCR
Label Mnemonic: BARTDNA
Epic Lab Code: LAB7287
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum or CSF
Collection Medium:
or
Sterile container Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL CSF in a sterile container OR 1 mL serum in a red top tube

Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL CSF in a sterile container OR 0.5 mL serum in a red top tube
Rejection Criteria:
Heparinized or hemolyzed specimens. Whole blood.
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Methodology:
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
CPT Code:
87471