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Test Code BARRP Bartonella, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Reporting Name

Bartonella PCR

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of Bartonella infection

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Varies


Advisory Information


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



Necessary Information


Specimen source is required.



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.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Fresh tissue or biopsy

Sources: Heart valve, liver, lymph node, spleen, or skin tissue papule/lesion/nodule

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection or 5 mm(3) - approximately the size of a pencil eraser

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect fresh tissue specimen.

2. Submit tissue only, do not add fluid to tissue.

3. Refrigerate or freeze specimen.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred) <7 days/ Frozen <7 days

 

Preferred Paraffin-embedded tissue block:

Supplies: Tissue Block Container (T553)

Specimen Type: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block (FFPE)

Sources: Heart valve, liver, lymph node, spleen, or skin tissue papule/lesion/nodule

Container/Tube: Tissue block

Collection Instructions: Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block to be cut and returned.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Acceptable: Paraffin-embedded tissue block:

Specimen Type: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block (FFPE)

Sources: Heart valve, liver, lymph node, spleen, or skin tissue papule/lesion/nodule

Container/Tube: Sterile container for each individual cut section (scroll).

Collection Instructions: Perform microtomy and prepare five separate 10-micron sections. Each section (scroll) must be placed in a separate sterile container for submission.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Cerebrospinal or ocular (eg, vitreous humor fluid)

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred) <7 days/Frozen <7 days

 

Specimen Type: Synovial fluid

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Pink top (EDTA), royal blue top (EDTA), sterile vial containing EDTA-derived aliquot, red clot tube (no anticoagulant), or sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

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

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred) <7 days /Frozen <7 days


Specimen Minimum Volume

Fresh tissue or biopsy: 5 mm(3)
Paraffin-embedded tissue block: two 10-micron sections
Fluid: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Varies

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
BARRP Bartonella PCR 48864-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC51 Specimen source 31208-2
84440 Bartonella PCR 48864-3

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.