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70191: Rickettsia Rickettsii Dna, Real-time Pcr Print View
Rickettsia rickettsii DNA PCR     

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 0.7 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Tick, Live   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 0.7 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

According to the CDC, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most severe and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States. Infection is transmitted by ixodid (hard) ticks carried by dogs and other mammal species. Initial signs and symptoms of the disease include sudden onset of fever, headache, and muscle pain, followed by development of rash. The disease can be fatal without prompt treatment.

Submit tick in 70% alcohol. Do not freeze whole blood.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87798

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
**Test is not available for New York patient testing.** Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Reject Criteria: Frozen whole blood






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