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16s rRNA PCR

Alternate Names
Ribosomal RNA
Ordering Information

As of March 1st 2019, Austin Pathology is no longer performing 16S rRNA PCR testing in-house. These requests are now being sent to Pathology West ICPMR Westmead.

Testing may be performed on Blood, Body Fluids, CSF, Tissue or from a direct bacterial culture plated from a previous specimen.

Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Ascitic fluid
Aspirate
Blood
Blood culture
Body Fluid
CSF
Fluid
Tissue
Container
120ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Blood Culture Bottles
Sterile container
Sterile CSF tube
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Additional Collection Instructions

Specimen types can be:

  • Blood (4 mL EDTA tube)
  • Body Fluids (Minimum of  300uL into sterile MSU container)
  • CSF (Minimum of  300uL into sterile CSF tube)
  • Bacterial Culture (bacterial colony direct from a previous plated specimen in the Microbiology laboratory)
  • Blood Culture
Minimum Adult Volume
300uL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
300uL
Frequency
As required