BRUCELLA PCR

Synonyms:
Computer Code: (BRUPCR)
Specimen Collection: EDTA WB, isolate, bone marrow, aspirate, tissue or abscess. New York State Dept of Health Biodefense Laboratory requires pre-approval for this testing. Contact New York State Dept of Epidemiology (518) 473-4439 for approval. Contact the AMC Microbiology Laboratory at (518) 262-3511 once authorization has been granted. Samples will be stored in lab for up to 1 week while awaiting approval.
Minimum Volume: >1.0 mL. For small pieces of tissue add 1-2 drops of sterile saline.
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Store at 2-8ºC. Transport specimen on wet ice.
Reference Values: No Brucella DNA detected.
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition:
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 3-5 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): NA
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII