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Mycobacterium tuberculosis PCR

Lower Respiratory

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Bronchial washing
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Endotracheal secretions
  • Sputum
​Container
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 15 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 5 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection. If less than the minimum volume is submitted, TB/AFB culture may be prioritized in consultation with the Microbiologist-on-call at 306-655-1000.)

​Stability/Storage
  • Store at room temperature to transport
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
Testing Site​
  • Molecular Microbiology/Virology Laboratory, ​RUH
Results Reporting​
​Reflex Testing
  • ​TB/AFB (Mycobacterium) culture will be added to TB PCR request
​Clinical Interpretation
​Alternate Test Names
  • TB PCR
  • AFB

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-820 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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