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Test Code UWBRP / UWBRP-MC Universal PCR Panel

Performing Laboratory

Michigan Co-Tenancy Laboratory at Warde Medical Laboratory (MCL)

Useful For

Direct detection of microbial DNA from tissues: DNA is isolated from specimen and amplified by conventional PCR using a battery of broad-range primers dependent on the test type requested. Amplified products are sequenced and the organism(s) identified on the basis of sequence data.

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be issued

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

11-14 Days

This test is performed at the University of Washington, and referred through MCL

Specimen Type

Fresh Frozen Tissue

Preferred Container

Sterile Container

Specimen Collection and Handling

Fresh frozen tissue specimen, fresh samples should by submitted frozen on dry ice. For solid tissue, please note UW does not process more than 1 cubic cm. Submit only the portion of the specimen with the greatest potential. Fresh speciemns are reccommended when possible, paraffin embedded tissues may be accepcted when fresh tissue is not available.

Rejection Information

Whole blood, respiratory specimens, genitourinary specimens, serum and plasma. Tissues floating in excess formalin are not acceptable.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Fresh Frozen Tissue

Frozen: 1 Year

Refrigerated: Unacceptable

Room Temp: Unacceptable

Add On Capable

Contact Reference Lab – If add-on can never be done, report the test to the Administrative Analyst

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

87801 x4 Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) multiple organisms; amplified probe(s) technique

Performing Laboratory Location

Michigan Co-Tenancy Laboratory at Warde Medical Laboratory (MCL)