Test Catalog

Test ID: BRBPS    
Broad Range Bacterial PCR and Sequencing, Varies

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detecting and identifying bacteria (including mycobacteria) from normally sterile sources, including synovial fluid; body fluids such as pleural, peritoneal and pericardial fluids, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); and both fresh and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues


This test is used for detection and identification of bacteria (including mycobacteria) in normally sterile specimens.


This test is optimal for situations in which bacteria (including mycobacteria) are visualized in the specimen but other laboratory methods have failed to yield a diagnosis.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
ISBABacterial Ident by SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No
PCRIDIdentification by PCRNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If PCR testing is positive, then reflex sequencing will be performed at an additional charge.

If PCR is negative, no sequencing will be performed.


The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Infective Endocarditis: Diagnostic Testing for Identification of Microbiological Etiology

-Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

16S Ribosomal RNA Gene Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) followed by Sequencing of the Amplified Product

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Broad Range Bacteria PCR+Sequencing

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

16S rRNA gene sequencing
Bacterial sequencing
Broad range
Ribosomal RNA