Karius Lab Testing - Send

Last Modified: 1/20/2021 9:33:15 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 5.0 mL whole blood collected in BD Vacutainer® PPT™ tube from KIT
Collection Instructions:
Centrifuged at 1100 RCF for 10 minutes, within 6 hours after collection 
Shipped to Karius laboratory at ambient temperature. Must be received within 96 hrs (4 days) of collection.
This is the KIT SPECIMEN
DO NOT TRANSFER Plasma to plastic vial - Leave in the collection tube
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:
96 hours Ambient (transport)
Reference Range: Test results are sent as a one-page report displaying quantities of pathogens detected at statistically significant levels.

See a sample test report here, and find detailed instructions here.
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Next Generation Sequencing
Clinical Significance: Bacterial Id, Immunocompromised, Pneumonia, Febrile neutropenia, Sepsis, Culture-negative endocarditis, Fever of unknown origin
Documentation: Not FDA Approved.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Other Testing Facility: Karis Lab
PHL Test Code: KARS
Alternate Test Names: Karius Send; KARS (Karius Send) ; Kit Test; KITT
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 0152U

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