Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Francisella tularensis: PCR

Test Name: Francisella tularensis: PCR
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology
Specimen Type: Whole blood: 5 mL (EDTA) Lavender top Vacutainer tube
or CSF
or Tissue collected in a sterile container
Collection Information:  
Requisition: National Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
Test Schedule: Referred weekdays to the National Microbiology Lab
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
2 weeks
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2014-04-08
Revised Date: 2020-02-12
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Method of Analysis: Real Time PCR (RT-PCR)
Critical Information Required: Adequate clinical information must accompany the specimen.
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
BPCRRO-must be ordered by lab
Referred To: National Microbiology Laboratory
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2

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