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Test Name: Coxiella burnetii DNA, Qualitative PCR

Test Code(s): MISC / RMISC

CPT Code(s): 87798

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 2 - 7 days.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: See collection instructions.

Collection Instructions: Blood:  Collect 4 mL blood in red top tube. Centrifuge specimen and remove serum. Submit 0.7 mL serum (minimum 0.3 mL) for testing.

CSF:     0.7 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)

BAL:     0.7 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)

Respiratory swab:  Place swab in 3 mL of M4 or UTM media.

Stability: Ambient: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days


Interpretation

Q fever

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