Bartonella PCR test
dog and cat assay data sheet
Ultrasensitive qualitative screen for Bartonella species by
real time PCR. This
screen detects and
Bartonella henselae, B. bacilliformis, B. claridgeiae, B. elizabethae,
B. quintana and B.
vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii.
B0063 is included
on P0025 - tickborne disease panel
bacterial genus Bartonella
consists of at least
19 species. Among these, eight species have been shown to cause
diseases in humans:
can cause Oroya fever and verruga peruana.
B. henselae, which frequently causes chronic bacteremia in
cats, is the most common etiologic agent of cat scratch disease.
In immunocompromised human patients,
B. henselae can also
cause bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatitis, and sometimes
B. quintana (formerly named as
Rochalimea quintana and
Rickettsia quintana) is the etiologic agent of trench
fever and has also been associated with bacteremia, endocarditis,
and bacillary angiomatosis.
can cause chronic bacteremia in cats and has been associated with
cat scratch disease in human.
B. grahamii has been recovered in a case of neuroretinitis.
B. vinsonii subsp.
berkhoffii, and B.
arupensis have been implicated in endocarditis.
species require fastidious growth conditions so that culture isolation
is very difficult and slow, usually requiring 2 to 6 weeks of
incubation and sometimes longer (La Scola and Raoult, 1999). Molecular
detection is usually a better method for rapid, sensitive and specific
detection of these bacteria.
Help confirm the disease causing agent
Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical
diagnosis of Bartonella
Help ensure that animal facilities are free of
Early prevention of spread of
Bartonella among a
Minimize human exposure to
Safety monitoring of biological products that derive
from susceptible animals
:La Scola, B. and Raoult. D. (1999) Culture of
Bartonella quintana and
from human samples: a 5-year experience (1993 to 1998). J. Clin.
0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube, or 0.2 ml fresh, frozen or fixed tissue,
or 0.2 ml synovial fluid, or lice, fleas or tick removed from
For specimen types
other than those listed here, please call to confirm specimen
acceptability and shipping instructions.
For all specimen
types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during very warm
weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship with a cold pack
unless more stringent shipping requirements are specified. Frozen
specimens should be shipped so as to remain frozen in transit. See
shipping instructions for more
2 business days
Qualitative real time PCR