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Bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch), Culture

Bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch), Culture (VARIES) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch), Culture

Test Name: Bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch), Culture

Health Link Test Code: VARIES

LIS Test Code: VARIES

CPT Code(s): 87070, 87176

Test Component:

Culture for Bartonella henselae

Clinical Information:

Detect the presence of Bartonella henselae, the causative agent of Cat Scratch Disease.

Specimen: Tissue

Collection Instructions:

Acceptable sites include skin and liver biopsies. Submit specimen in a sterile screw cap container.

Specimen Transport:

For optimal results, transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

Additional Information:

Contact UWHC Microbiology lab (608-263-8710) if Bartonella is suspected.

 

Refer to test directory entry for Bartonella henselae Ab, IgG and IgM.