MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS COMPLEX, PCR, NON-RESPIRATORY

Specimen Required
Collect urine and send 10.0 mL urine (5.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic container. Specimens should not be frozen if shared with AFB culture.

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)

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeMTBNR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87556
LOINC Codes
Specimen source:   31208-2  
MTB Complex, PCR, Non-Resp.:   38379-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory