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Bartonella Group PCR - CSF

Alternate test name

Bartonellosis , endocarditis , Cat Scratch disease, Bartonella henselae, B. quintana, B. bacilliformis

Gene name / Alternate gene name

Riboflavin synthase

Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 7 days
Specimen type
  • CSF
Specimen requirements
  • CSF 300 ul per 1 test, for multiple tests please ensure adequate sample volume is submitted
  • send in sterile screw top tube/container
Storage and transportation
  • All specimens must be shipped on dry ice.
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs
Special requirements


Disease condition

B. henselae:

  • Cat scratch disease
  • Bacillary angiomatosis
  • Peliosis hepatitis
  • Endocarditis                                               

B. quintana:

  • Trench fever
  • Bacillary angiomatosis
  • Endocarditis

B. bacilliformis:

  • Oroya fever
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