Test Details

Mnemonic

UWBRP

Ordering Code

3513800

CPT-4 Code(s)

87801 (Bacterial), 87801 (Fungal), 87551 (Non-TB Mycobacteria), 87556 (MTB)

Specimen Information

Collect

Tissue or non-blood fluid

Specimen Preparation

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

Minimum Volume

1 mL fluid, 1 cc tissue

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

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

Stability

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

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

University of Washington Reference Lab
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