BARTONELLA COXIELLA DETECTION (BCD)
: Molecular Infectious Disease
: 87471, 87798
: PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction
: Not Detected
: Tissue: sterile container or paraffin block
: Heart Valve Tissue
: Other samples with Medical Directory approval
: 1.0 ml
: 0.5 ml
: FFPE: Room temperature; Fresh Tissue: -80C
: FFPE: Room temperature; Fresh tissue: -80C
Reasons for Rejection
: Alternative specimen sent without Medical Director approval
: Batched (once per week)
: 2 - 15 days
: BK virus (BKV) is commonly first encountered in childhood, resulting in asymptomatic or mild (fever and URI) illness. BKV is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients, such as solid-organ or bone marrow transplant recipients. Reactivated BKV infection can manifest as non-hemorrhagic or hemorrhagic cystitis and ureteric stenosis. Additionally, renal transplant recipients can develop polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PVAN) with progressive loss of kidney function and high rates of allograft rejection. Measurement of BKV loads in urine and blood using quantitative PCR may aid the diagnosis and management of BKV-induced nephropathy.
: Analytical measurement range (Urine): 50 - 500,000 cpy/mL. Analytical measurement range (Blood): 500 - 5,000,000 cpy/mL.
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