Bartonella, DNA PCR

CPT: 87471
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Test Details


  • Bartonella henselae, PCR
  • Bartonella quintana, PCR


This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of infections caused by Bartonella henselae or Bartonella quintana.


Cross-reactivity with other potentially pathogenic Bartonella spp (eg, B vinsonii) may occur. Alternate approaches, such as serological testing, may be necessary to confirm infection caused by Bartonella spp, other than Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana.


Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements


Whole blood or tissue (lymph node)


0.5 mL whole blood or 5 mg tissue

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL whole blood or 1 mg tissue


Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or sterile container (tissue)

Storage Instructions

Whole blood: stable at room temperature or refrigerated for 14 days. Lymph node tissue: stable frozen for 30 days.

Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138350 Bartonella DNA PCR 33986-1 139154 Bartonella DNA PCR 33986-1

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