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Leptospira DNA, QL, RT PCR

Order Code CH460
Turnaround Time 7-10 Days
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Sterile, plastic, leak proof container

Preferred Specimens
Frozen urine collected in a sterile, plastic, leak-proof container
Minimum Volume (uL)
5 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature Urine: Unacceptable Whole Blood/CSF: 48 hours Urine in Aptima: 5 days
Refrigerated Urine: Unacceptable Whole Blood/CSF: 7 days Urine in Aptima: 7 days
Frozen Urine: 30 days Whole Blood/CSF: 30 days Urine in Aptima: 30 days
Reject Criteria

Urine received room temperature, Urine received refrigerated

Test Details
Real Time PCR
Clinical Significance

Leptospira DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR – PCR can be used to rapidly diagnose Leptospirosis, an infection caused by a waterborne spirochete of the genus Leptospira. In addition, testing of blood, CSF and urine may give an indication of the stage of infection.