Cyclospora spp – PCR

Cyclospora spp – PCR 

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CPT:  TBA


 

Cyclospora spp – PCR 

Synonym(s): Cyclospora,  Cyclosporiasis
Requisition Form G2-B
Test Description Real-time PCR for Cyclospora spp.
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Stool samples
Minimum Volume/Size Required 300 µL to 500 µL
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping Specimen should be maintained between 2°C.
Transport Medium
  • Raw stool
  • Stool treated with PVA
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 Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Specimens must be received on cold packs or wet ice.
Method Real-time PCR
Turn-around Time 48 business hours
Interferences/Limitations
  • Only samples positive for Cyclospora will produce a positive result 
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient specimen,
  • Improperly stored,
  • Not stored cold,
  • Dried specimens,
  • Specimens over 2 years’ old
  • Failure to meet shipping/transportation guidelines
Additional Information N/A




Last updated July 3, 2020