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Lab Test Dictionary

Bartonella DNA, Qualitative RT-PCR (11108X)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-2 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.3-0.7 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Whole blood in an ACD Solution B (yellow-top) tube or 3 mm tissue biopsy is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours, Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable (30 Days for Tissue)

Test Volume Required

0.7 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Whole Blood

Included Tests

Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana DNA, Qual, PCR.

CPT Codes