Leptospira spp. PCR

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Molecular Diagnostics Mon-Fri 1-10 days
Price: $72.00
Detection of Leptospira spp. by real-time PCR.
Specimens Required
  • 1-2mL EDTA whole blood
  • 2-4mL urine (see Sample Requirements)
  • 1 g fresh, frozen, or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE)  tissue
Sampling Requirements
Urine collection: Antibiotic treatment will negatively affect PCR ability to detect leptospires. Bacteria may not be present in urine until 7 days post-illness. Collect mid-stream urine, preferably after administration of a diuretic. Store samples in refrigerator until shipment. Ship samples on ice overnight to the lab, in order to reach the lab 24-48hr post collection. **If less than 2ml of urine is received, the test will be completed, but there will be a disclaimer on the report stating that less than the required amount of sample was used to complete this test.**

For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
Blood: EDTA (purple top) tube.

Tissues: sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container.

Urine: sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container.
Packing Instructions
Label all samples. Store refrigerated. Ship overnight on cold packs in an insulated container.

For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Special Instructions
Ordering Instructions
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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