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Coxiella burnetti (Q fever) PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Tissue, heart valve : Sterile, plain leakproof  CE marked container

Blood - 5ml EDTA (purple top)


Turnaround Time:

7 working days

PCR for the detection of Coxiella burnetii in tissue, heart valve or EDTA blood

Other Comments:

NB  Tissue samples received for Coxiella PCR testing should be received un-homogenised and frozen. Samples received at room temperature may give rise to unreliable results.

If processing of blood samples is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis. Please note that fixed samples are more difficult to process by nucleic acid extraction procedures and may give false negative or inhibitory results