This does not affect where samples are sent and where your results are issued.
Detection of bacterial and fungal genetic material with the use of PCR with primers that are targeted at conserved regions of ribosomal DNA (rDNA). Appropriate samples include, but are not limited to: heart valves, tissue/fluid from sterile sites such as joint or pleural fluid. These specialist tests have to be agreed with an Infection Consultant before being sent to the referral laboratory, with the exception of BAL samples from ECMO patients.
Samples are referred to Department of Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control at Great Ormond Street. Please discuss with clinical team if you wish this test to be added to sample processing.
Minimum volume 200 microlitres.
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Last updated: 04/02/2020