PCR: Coxiella burnetii

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Procedure #:  BTA0027

CPT:  87798

PCR: Coxiella burnetii


Coxiella burnetii PCR, Q fever

Requisition Form


Test Description

Detection of Coxiella burnetii DNA by PCR

Pre-Approval Needed

Must notify BioThreat Team prior to sample submission: (512) 689-5537

Supplemental Information Required


Supplemental Form(s)


Performed on Specimens from (sources)


Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Blood, whole (EDTA)

Minimum Volume/Size Required

1 ml

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

2-8°C (cold)

Transport Medium

Blood tube with EDTA

Specimen Labeling

•   At least 2 patient specific identifiers: First and last name as one identifier and a DOB or a unique patient specific identifier (e.g. Medical record number).

•   Specimen identification must match submission form.

Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements

•   Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.

•   Handled as infectious agent using universal precautions.

•   Triple contained in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents.

•   See also Emergency Preparedness resources online.

•   Notify BioThreat Team prior to sample submission: (512) 689-5537



Turn-around Time

1 day after receipt


Improper storage or shipping temperatures may limit organism recovery.

Causes for Rejection

Insufficient quantity, unacceptable specimen type or source, improper shipping conditions, expired media or collection container, discrepancies between specimen label and submission form, and/or incomplete or missing submission form

Additional Information


Last updated November 5, 2018