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Bartonella genus PCR

Alias: Cat scratch disease, Teenys disease, Bartonellosis

Discipline: Virology

Test information: Detects bacterial DNA belonging to the Bartonella genus, at least eight species of which have been known to cause disease in humans. The most clinically significant of these is Bartonella henselae which is the pathogen responsible for Cat Scratch Disease (also known as 'catch scratch fever', 'Teenys Disease', 'Inoculation lymphoreticulosis' and 'subacute lymphadenitis').

Availability: Referred to the Micropathology Ltd: Monday - Friday during routine hours: 08:45 - 17:15.

Turnaround Time: 2 Days upon receipt at Micropathology Ltd

Specimen Type(s)
  • Aqueous fluid;
  • EDTA Whole Blood;
  • Pus;
  • Tissue;
  • Tissue Biopsies;
  • Vitreous Fluid;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
  • Sterile CE-marked Universal Container;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Purple Top Microtainer BD;
  • Sterile CE-marked Universal Container;
  • Bartonella genus DNA;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
  • Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Outside of normal hours samples should be refrigerated (2 °C to 8 °C).
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Bartonella genu DNA: Not Detected / Detected
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?
Please note serology is not available

If you have any queries about a test or results interpretation please contact us.

Last updated: 02-06-2023