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Code
U723
Name
MALARIA DETECTION AND SPECIATION QUANT. BY RT PCR
Description

Also known as: MALARIA DETECTION AND SPECIATION QUAL BY RT-PCR, MALPCR, U723
Orderable Code: U723
Test Contains (LOINC): Malaria Speciation PCR P. falciparum (41447-4), Malaria Speciation PCR P. knowlesi (47085-6), Malaria Speciation PCR P. vivax (41450-8), Malaria Speciation PCR P. malariae (41448-2), Malaria Speciation PCR P. ovale (41449-0)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type: Whole Blood
Preferred Container: EDTA (Lavender Top) Tube
Sample Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimal Sample Volume: 0.5 mL
Handling Instructions
Transport 1 mL whole blood.
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week
Unsuitable Specimen: Heparinized specimens.
TESTING
Frequency: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Expected Turn Around: 2 – 4 Days
Responsible Dept: Reference Lab
Referral Lab: ARUP
Referral Lab Code: 2004963
CPT: 87798 X 5
Methodology: Qualitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction