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Q Fever PCR (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Coxiella burnetii PCR
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:ARR
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Blood
Paraffin Block Shavings
Container Types:
EDTA 4 mL
Plain PCR Tube
EDTA 4 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:10 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.

DEPARTMENT HEAD AUTHORISATION REQUIRED

 Note: Can share blood tube with Rickettsial PCR.

Instructions for Anatomical Pathology:

Contamination free sectioning is required - gloves and DNA ZAP must be used.

Cut sections from block selected by Pathologist.

Collect sections into a clean PCR tube.

Deliver to Microbiology (Serology area) along with request form for entry into Pathnet Millennium and referral.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Store at Room Temperature
Unopened Tube
Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
External Laboratory:Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature