Test Details

Mnemonic

MTBNR

Ordering Code

3400041

CPT-4 Code(s)

87556

Specimen Information

Collect

Urine

Specimen Preparation

Send 10.0 mL urine refrigerated in a sterile screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

CSF (3.0 mL, 1.0 mL minimum), 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).

Minimum Volume

5.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Un-neutralized gastric lavage

Stability

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

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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