Microbial cell–free DNA sequencing
Useful for detecting microbial cell–free DNA (mcfDNA) circulating in the bloodstream from more than 1000 pathogens that cause infections.
Interpretive report provided
2 - 4 days
Collect specimen in kit obtained from sendouts. Return specimen to Specimen Processing, where it will be held pending approval from Micro on call provider. Micro on call provider will place the order in the Karius portal, and email the requisition to the PATH-Sendout-Group.
If there are no kits available, an EDTA lav top tube is an acceptable alternative. Spin and aliquot plasma within 24 hours. Can be held ambient if sending to Karius <96 hours. Freeze if >96 hours until Karius receives it.
If specimen will not reach Karius within 96 hours, freeze sample in PPT tube (or aliquot if EDTA plasma)
Karius prefers First overnight shipping and provides the airbill. They DO accept Saturday delivery.
Test performed by Karius