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Francisella tularensis R/O or Confirm

Updated

4/13/2010

Other Names
Francisella tularensis; F. tularensis; R/O F. tularensis; Confirm F. tularensis; Tularemia culture; rabbit fever
How to Order
Check the appropriate box under ISOLATE IDENTIFICATION (R/O OR CONFIRM) on the General Microbiology Request Form.
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Gram stain, Standard reference procedures for bacterial biochemical identification and PCR
Performed
Daily, on regular business days (see comments)
Time to Reporting
1 to 4 working days (see comments)
CPT Code
87077, 87801


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Actively growing isolated organism on agar slant or plated media.
Optimal Volume
N/A
Minimum Volume
N/A
Handling
Seal tube or plate and place into biohazard bag.    Refrigerate or hold at room temperature. Do not freeze. Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Transport
Room temperature or wet ice.
Rejection Criteria
Leaking containers, unlabeled specimens or specimens submitted with incomplete requisition forms
Comments
Stat processing available, 24/7, for critical situations; R/O or presumptive identification available on day of receipt.  For addition information or assistance, please contact the laboratory at 503.693.4100.