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Kingella kingae DNA, Qualitative, RT-PCR (18872)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB09238

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.3-0.7 mL Synovial Fluid

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

0.3-0.7 mL Whole blood collect in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube or tissue collected in a sterile container is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days (Unacceptable for Whole Blood)

Rejection Criteria

Eswab

Test Volume Required

0.7 mL Synovial Fluid or Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Synovial Fluid or Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

Indicate source of specimen in comments, on specimen and batch sheet. Send tissue in sterile container frozen.


CPT Codes

87798


Revised

09-27-22