Test Details

Mnemonic

UWBAC

Ordering Code

3513820

CPT-4 Code(s)

87801

Specimen Information

Collect

Tissue or non-blood fluid
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Specimen Preparation

Fresh frozen tissue or sterile fluid are the preferred specimen type. Paraffin embedded tissues and pure cultures are acceptable.
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Minimum Volume

1 mL fluid or 1 cc tissue
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, respiratory specimens, genitourinary specimens, serum and plasma
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Stability

Room temperature: Paraffin embedded tissue or pure culture
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Fresh tissue or fluid
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Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

University of Washington Reference Lab
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