BROAD RANGE PCR (AFB, BACTERIAL, FUNGAL)

Specimen Required
Fresh frozen tissue or sterile fluid preferred. Paraffin embedded tissue and pure culture also acceptable.

Rejection Criteria
Whole blood, respiratory specimens, genitourinary specimens, serum or plasma

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 CodeUWBRP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87801 (Bacterial), 87801 (Fungal), 87551 (Non-TB Mycobacteria), 87556 (MTB Complex)
LOINC Codes
Not available

Warde
Medical
Laboratory