Test Overview
Test Methodology

Microbial cell–free DNA sequencing

Test Usage

Useful for detecting microbial cell–free DNA (mcfDNA) circulating in the bloodstream from more than 1000 pathogens that cause infections.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
Reference Laboratory
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements

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.

Special Handling

If specimen will not reach Karius within 96 hours, freeze sample in PPT tube (or aliquot if EDTA plasma)

Alternate Specimen
EDTA lavender top tube (must be spun and aliquoted into a sterile polypropylene tube). If it will be received by Karius in less than 96 hours it can be shipped ambient. >96 hours, specimen should be frozen for shipment
Normal Volume
5 mL plasma from a PPT or EDTA tube
Minimum Volume
0.7 mL plasma from a PPT or EDTA tube
Storage Temperature
Ambient if <96 hours. Frozen if >96 hours
Karius prefers First overnight shipping and provides the airbill. They DO accept Saturday delivery.
Additional Information

Test performed by Karius