Test Details

Mnemonic

MTBR

Ordering Code

3400031

CPT-4 Code(s)

87556

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Collect first morning specimen.

Collect

Sputum

Specimen Preparation

Specimen source required. Send 7.0 mL sputum in an IATA-approved sterile screw capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen

Bronchial lavage/wash, tracheal lavage/wash, or pleural fluid

Minimum Volume

2.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

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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