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17875: Leptospira DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR Print View
Specimen Source:      
Leptospira DNA, QL      

PRIMARY
1 Urine 5 (1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.8) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 21 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
  CSF 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 21 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

PCR can be used to rapidly diagnose Leptospirosis, an infection caused by a waterborne spirochete of the genus Leptospira. In addition, testing of blood, CSF and urine may give an indication of the stage of infection.
Setup Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87798

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Notes
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Transport Temperature: Frozen






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