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BARTONELLA COXIELLA DETECTION (BCD)

Department: Molecular Infectious Disease
Test Synonym(s): BCD
CPT Codes: 87471, 87798
Methodology: PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction
Reference Range: Not Detected
Tube Type: Tissue: sterile container or paraffin block
Specimen: Heart Valve Tissue
Alternate Specimen: Blood specimens submitted for Bartonella/Coxiella PCR will be sent to a reference lab. Contact the lab for specimen requirements of reference tests. Other specimen types require Medical Director approval; contact the lab prior to specimen collection for approval and collection instructions.
Pediatric Requirements: 0.5 ml
Volume: 1.0 ml
Minimum Volume: 0.5 ml
Temperature: Room temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
Stability: Room temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
Reasons for Rejection: Alternative specimen sent without Medical Director approval
Days Performed: Monday
Times Performed: Batched
TAT: 48-72 hours
Significance: The pathogens detected are Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintana and Coxiella burnetii.  These three pathogens can be implicated as causes of endocarditis. Often times one of the three are the causative agents of the endocarditis when the bacterial culture is negative
Special Instructions: Click here to print the Molecular Diagnostics requisition.

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