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Test Mnemonic BARTB Bartonella, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Reporting Name

Bartonella PCR, B

Useful For

Diagnosing Bartonella infection when Bartonella DNA would be expected to be present in blood, especially endocarditis

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA


Advisory Information


BART / Bartonella Antibody Panel, IgG and IgM, Serum and/or Warthin-Starry tissue stain (PATHC / Pathology Consultation) should be considered if PCR is negative and there remains a strong suspicion of disease caused by these organisms.



Specimen Required


The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Bartonella species DNA is unlikely.

 

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Royal blue top (EDTA), pink top (EDTA), or sterile vial containing EDTA-derived aliquot

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube (preferred).


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

87801

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BARTB Bartonella PCR, B 16275-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC98 Specimen Source 31208-2
56056 Bartonella PCR 16275-0

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf)