Molecular Detection by Real-Time PCR<<Return to Search Results
Molecular detection of Orientia tsutsugamushi by real-time PCR.
- Scrub typhus
Whole blood – EDTA tube. Tissue or Swab – submit in a sterile collection tube.
Store blood samples refrigerated until shipped for testing. Store tissue samples frozen until shipped. Ship whole blood at 4°C and ship tissues frozen
Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.
Suspected Scrub Typhus infection; history of travel to an endemic region.
Completed Rickettsia and Related Zoonotic Diseases requisition including sender name, address and telephone number. Patient name or identifier(referring lab #), date of birth, suspected exposure, test(s) requested, clinical history. Type of specimen and date collected. If possible, include the antibiotics administered and travel history.
Real-time PCR is performed using an assay specific forthe 47 kDa outer membrane protein gene of O. tsutsugamushi.
15 calendar days.
- Jiang J, TC Chan, JJ Temenak, GA Dasch, WM Ching, AL Richards. Development of a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction assay specific for Orientia tsutsugamushi. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2004; 70(4): 351-356.