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Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex, PCR

MTB, Mycobacterium, FOCUS: #30277, BAL: EPIC: LAB6970, SOFT: XTBBA, Bronchial Wash: LAB6971, SOFT: XTBBW, CSF: EPIC: LAB6972, SOFT: XTBCS, Pleural Fluid: EPIC: LAB6973, SOFT: XTBPL, Peritoneal Fluid: EPIC: LAB6974, SOFT: XTBPT, Pericardial Fluid: EPIC: LAB6975, SOFT: XTBPC

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: Body fluid in a sterile collection container or Vacutainer® tube without additive.

  • BAL/Bronchial Wash: Collect 7.0 mL. (Min: 2.0 mL)
  • CSF: Collect 3.0 mL. (Min: 1.0 mL)
  • Pericardial, Peritoneal, Pleural Fluid: Collect 5.0 mL. (Min: 2.0 mL)

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Maintain specimen refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: Body fluid in a sterile collection container or Vacutainer® tube without additive, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

  • BAL/Bronchial Wash: 7.0 mL. (Min: 2.0 mL)
  • CSF: 3.0 mL. (Min: 1.0 mL)
  • Pericardial, Peritoneal, Pleural Fluid: 5.0 mL. (Min: 2.0 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 5 days
Frozen: (-20°C/-4°F or below): 30 days

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to Focus Diagnostics, San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Performed

Sunday - Saturday.
Results available in 2-5 days. 

Reference Range

Not detected.

Test Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR).

CPT Code

87556.

Test Codes

FOCUS: #30277, BAL: EPIC: LAB6970, SOFT: XTBBA, Bronchial Wash: LAB6971, SOFT: XTBBW, CSF: EPIC: LAB6972, SOFT: XTBCS, Pleural Fluid: EPIC: LAB6973, SOFT: XTBPL, Peritoneal Fluid: EPIC: LAB6974, SOFT: XTBPT, Pericardial Fluid: EPIC: LAB6975, SOFT: XTBPC

Last Updated

09/06/2017

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