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Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex PCR

Alternate names:
AFB PCR, Mycobacterium tuberculosis NAD
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
MYCPCR
Specimen types:
Sputum
Fluid
Bronchial Washings
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Tissue
Swab
Container types:
Sterile Jar
CSF
Swab - white top, plain swab, plastic shaft
Sterile Jar
Collection Instructions:
2-8 deg required if transport delayed > 30 mins

Requires Infectious Diseases authorisation.

Specimens required: Respiratory specimens, biopsies, whole CSF (> 1 mL), other fluids.

Paraffin embedded tissue sections (at least 6-8 sections, each 10-20 mm thick)

Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

For all other specimens, contact VIDRL 9342 2674 to determine suitability

Current method : Taqman real-time PCR IS6110 - based target

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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