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Cat Scratch PCR Lymph node


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

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Specimen Description, Cat Scratch PCR, Lymph node

Specimen Requirements

Lymph nodes (fresh), Lymph Node aspirate, Deep abscess

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Sterile container


Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 6 hour(s)
Frozen - indefinite month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport is greater than 4 hours, freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Fixed specimen
  • Delayed or improper handling
  • Tissue free-floating in formalin
  • Diluted specimen


If samples are frozen they should remain frozen until the time of testing.

CPT Code

  • 87471