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Kingella kingae Joint Fluid PCR Qualitative


Name Method Department Units
K. kingae Joint Fluid PCR Qual Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease

Specimen Requirements

Synovial fluid

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Diluted specimen
  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

CPT Code

  • 87798