MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS COMPLEX, PCR, NON-RESPIRATORY

Specimen Required
Send 10.0 mL urine (5.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a sterile scrw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
CSF (3.0 mL), neutralized gastric fluid (10.0 mL), pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, pleural fluid, amniotic fluid, vitreous fluid (1.0 mL), EDTA whole blood (3.0 mL ), 2.0 grams fresh (unfixed) tissue or tissue biopsy collected in a sterile leak-proof container. (keep moist with saline)

Rejection Criteria
Un-neutralized gastric lavage

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeMTBNR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87556
LOINC Codes
Specimen source:   31208-2  
MTB Complex, PCR, Non-Resp.:   38379-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory