PCR: Coxiella burnetii

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #: BTA0027
CPT: 87798


Coxiella burnetii PCR, Q fever

Requisition Form


Test Description

Detection of Coxiella burnetii DNA by PCR

Pre-Approval Needed

Must notify BioThreat Team prior to sample submission: (512) 689-5537

Supplemental Information Required


Supplemental Form(s)


Performed on Specimens from (sources)


Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Blood, whole (EDTA)

Minimum Volume/Size Required

1 ml

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

2-8°C (cold)

Transport Medium

Blood tube with EDTA

Specimen Labeling

  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number) Identifiers.

  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.

Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements

  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.

  • Handled as infectious agent using universal precautions.

  • Triple contained in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents.

  • See also Emergency Preparedness resources online

Notify BioThreat Team prior to sample submission: (512) 689-5537



Turn-around Time

1 day after receipt


Improper storage or shipping temperatures may limit organism recovery.

Common Causes for Rejection

  • Insufficient quantity

  • Unacceptable specimen type or source

  • Improper shipping conditions

  • Expired media or collection container

  • Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form

  • Incomplete or missing submission form

Additional Information