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ID:577 Bartonella PCR and culture from blood
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DescriptionVarious bartonella spp. cause different infections. Cat scratch fever, bacillary angiomatosis, Oroya fever, Verruca peruana and Peliosis hepatis are some of the infections caused. Bartonella can also cause infective endocarditis. PCR based diagnosis as well as culture offers advantage over serology particularly in the immunocompromised patient. This test is referred to HPA Colindale (RSIL) Respiratory and Systemic Infection Laboratory. EDTA blood PCR might be useful for some of the above clinical presentations but please contact the laboratory for further advice before taking the sample.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

TubeEDTA (Haem)
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol5 mL

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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT28 days
IP Routine TAT28 days
GP Acute TAT28 days
GP Routine TAT28 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 29/11/2017 12:06:30. Published By K Roberts on 29/11/2016 12:06:30.