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Burkholderia, Culture or Confirm

Updated

12/2/2016

Other Names Melioidosis; Glanders; Burkholderia mallei - Glanders; Burkholderia pseudomallei - Melioidosis
How to Order
Check the Other box, under Isolate Identification on the General Microbiology Request Form (form 60). Write in Burkholderia as suspect organism.
 
Notify the OSPHL General Microbiology Section before sending at 503-693-4100.
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Gram stain, Standard reference procedures for bacterial biochemical identification and PCR
Performed
Daily on regular business days; Stat processing available 24/7 for critical situations with prior approval.
Time to Reporting
1 to 7 working days after receipt of specimen
CPT Code
87077 – aerobic culture definitive identification

 

87801 – confirm by amplified probe technique (PCR)



Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Actively growing isolated organism, in pure culture, on an agar slant or plate media.​
Optimal Volume
N/A
Minimum Volume
N/A
Handling
Seal tube or plate and double bag into biohazard bags. Refrigerate or hold at room temperature. Do not freeze.
Transport
Transport at room or refrigerated temperatures.​
Rejection Criteria
Specimens are subject to the requirements of the OSPHL Specimen Submission Policy and Criteria, available at: http://bit.ly/SpecimenCriteria.
Comments
For addition information or assistance, please contact the OSPHL at 503-693-4100.