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 Recent changes for Mycobacterium ulcerans PCR

Recent changes for Mycobacterium ulcerans PCR

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
3rd March 2021
Alternative names

Mycobacterium ulcerans NAD

Mycobacterium ulcerans NAD, Buruli ulcer, Bairnsdale ulcer

Collection & Request Instructions

 

Specimen Required: Fresh tissue biopsy, dry swabs and paraffin-embedded fixed tissue sections (at least 6 sections, each 10-20 mm thick)

Specimen Required: Fresh tissue biopsy, dry swabs (collect x2 - one for Mycobacterial culture and one for M.ulcerans PCR) and paraffin-embedded fixed tissue sections (at least 6 sections, each 10-20 mm thick). A gel swab may be used if unable to obtain a dry swab.

Mycobacterium ulcerans PCR

Alternate names:
Bairnsdale ulcer, Buruli ulcer, Mycobacterium ulcerans NAD
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
MYCPCR
Specimen types:
Tissue
Swab
Container types:
Sterile Jar
Swab - white top, plain swab, plastic shaft
Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)
Sterile Jar
Collection Instructions:
2-8 deg required if transport delayed > 30 mins

Specimen Required: Fresh tissue biopsy, dry swabs (collect x2 - one for Mycobacterial culture and one for M.ulcerans PCR) and paraffin-embedded fixed tissue sections (at least 6 sections, each 10-20 mm thick). A gel swab may be used if unable to obtain a dry swab.

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
3-7 days
Laboratory Use Only

  

 

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Instruction on how to use Auscare - https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20instructions.pdf

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