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Q Fever PCR

Alternative Names:Coxiella burnetii PCR
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:QFEVPCR, Coxiella burnetii (Q Fever) DNA PCR
Specimen Types:Blood
Paraffin Block Shavings
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mL
Plain PCR Tube
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.

DEPARTMENT HEAD AUTHORISATION REQUIRED

 Note: Can share blood tube with Rickettsial PCR.

Instructions for Anatomical Pathology:

Contamination free sectioning is required - gloves and DNA ZAP must be used.

Cut sections from block selected by Pathologist.

Collect sections into a clean PCR tube.

Deliver to Microbiology (Serology area) along with request form for entry into Pathnet Millennium and referral.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:RoomTemp within Alfred/Esky from External sites
Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
External Laboratory:Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory