MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS COMPLEX DNA

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Specimen source required. Send 2.0 mL sputum (1.0 mL minimium) refrigerated in an IATA-approved sterile screw-capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen
Whole Blood ACD 10 mL (5.0 mL minimum), bronchial lavage, bone marrow ACD, CSF-3.0 mL (1.5 mL minimum), tissue, fluid, culturette/swab

Methodology
Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Sputum: Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days
Whole Blood ACD: Room Temperature: 24 hours
Bronchial Lavage: Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days
Bone Marrow ACD: Room Temperature: 24 hours
Tissue: Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days
CSF: Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days
Culturette/Swab: Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days
Fluid: Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeMYCOT
CPT-4 Code (s)
87556 RUO
LOINC Codes
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex DNA   38379-4  
Specimen Source   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory