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Francisella tularensis Culture

Updated

12/2/2016

Other Names F. tularensis Culture; Tularemia Culture; Rabbit Fever Culture
How to Order
Check the Other box under ISOLATE IDENTIFICATION on the General Microbiology Request Form. Write in Francisella tularensis as the 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
Time to Reporting
1 to 4 working days after receipt of specimen.
Rule out or presumptive identification available within one working day of receipt by special request.
CPT Code
87077, 87801


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 additional information or assistance, please contact the laboratory at 503-693-4100.