BROAD RANGE PCR (AFB)

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Fresh frozen tissue or sterile fluid are the preferred specimen type. Paraffin embedded tissues and pure cultures are also acceptable. Respiratory and genitourinary specimens are acceptable.

Rejection Criteria
Whole blood, serum, plasma, tissue floating in excess formalin

Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability
Room temperature: Paraffin embedded tissue or pure culture; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Fresh tissue or fluid

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time7-10 days
Test CodeUWAFB
CPT-4 Code (s)
Non TB Mycobacteria by PCR   87551; MTB Complex PCR   87556  
LOINC Codes
Not available

Warde
Medical
Laboratory