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90487: Candida DNA, Qualitative Real-time PCR, Serum Print View
C. albicans, DNA RT-PCR  Not detected   
C. glabrata, DNA RT-PCR  Not detected   
C. tropicalis, DNA RT-PCR  Not detected   
C. parapsilosis, DNA RT-PCR  Not detected   
C. krusei, DNA RT-PCR  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Serum Red Top 3.1 (1.1) mL   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Diagnosis of Candida sepsis.

Collect 1 tube of blood in a 10 mL red top (no gel) tube. Separate
serum from whole blood within 6 hours of collection by centrifugation
at 800 - 1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature. Transfer the
serum to a properly identified polypropylene screw-cap vials and
freeze tubes. Total volume of serum at least 3 mL. Ship frozen.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87481x5

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Notes
Reject Criteria:
Serum Separator Tube; Specimens containing heparin; Leaking samples; Uncapped samples; Broken container

Transport Temperature:
Frozen / Okay to thaw






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