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Bartonella Group PCR - Lymph Node

Alternate test name

Bartonellosis, endocarditis, Cat Scratch disease, B. henselae, B. quintana, B. bacilliformis

Gene name / Alternate gene name

Riboflavin synthase

Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 7 days
Specimen type
  • Lymph node biopsy or aspirate
Specimen requirements
  • Sterile screw top container for tissues, biopsies or aspirates
Storage and transportation
  • All specimens must be shipped on dry ice.
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs
Special requirements


Disease condition

B. henselae:

  • Cat scratch disease
  • Bacillary angiomatosis
  • Peliosis hepatitis
  • Endocarditis                                               

B. quintana:

  • Trench fever
  • Bacillary angiomatosis
  • Endocarditis

B. bacilliformis

  • Oroya fever
  • verruca peruana
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