Bartonella PCR


Test Information

Test Name

Bartonella PCR

Synonyms

Cat scratch disease PCR

Preferred Specimen

Tissue or EDTA (Whole blood)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Processing Information

Registration Code

MISS

Notes

  • Culturing of blood for Bartonella has a very low yield. PCR for Bartonella DNA is the preferred method.
  • Preferred specimen is infected tissue collected into a sterile container, do not add formalin
  • EDTA, DO NOT share sample, dedicated tube required & DO NOT centrifuge, whole blood required

Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

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