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Lab Test Dictionary

Leptospira DNA, Qualitative, RT-PCR (17875)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Standard TAT

1-3 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-5 mL Random Urine

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

0.8-1mL Whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube or 0.5-1 mL CSF collected in a sterile leak-proof container is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

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

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes