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Mycobacterium ulcerans PCR

Alternate names:
Bairnsdale ulcer, Buruli ulcer, Mycobacterium ulcerans NAD
Referred Test
Test Code:
Specimen types:
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.

Result Turnaround Time:
3-7 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

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

Method - Taqman real-time PCR

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