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Cat Scratch PCR Blood

Components

Name Method Department Units
Cat Scratch PCR Blood Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease Detected or Not Detected

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Cat Scratch PCR Blood

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
Room temperature - 6 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate
  • Do not centrifuge

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Serum sample
  • Plasma unacceptable
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Clotted specimen
  • Frozen whole blood

CPT Code

  • 87471