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Published on April 06, 2015

Francisella tularensis Screen (Tularemia)

Test ID   FRANS
EPIC Order
  PATH SCREEN F TULAREN-WOUND
CPT   87081
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology
Tube Station   Do Not send specimens for F. tularensis culture through the tube system - hand carry to the Microbiology Laboratory
Specimen Routine: Lymph node biopsy or aspirate, Bone Marrow, Sputum.
(For Blood cultures, use test BPATH - Blood, Rare Pathogen Screen, and specify F. tularensis. See Comments for additional specimen information.
Availability Routine: 7 days/week, 24 hrs/day
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Reference Range    
     
 Comments Lab or Director on call must be contacted (6-4056) PRIOR to collection of specimens.
F. tularensis culture is not a sensitive method of diagnosis. Tularemia serologies should be considered.

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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