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Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Rifampin Resistance (CSF or Body Fluid) by PCR

Order Name TB PCR FL
Test Number: 6004110
Revision Date 01/07/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis by PCR
Qualitative PCR 13956-8 
MTB Rifampin by PCR
Qualitative PCR 48176-2 
MTB Cmplex Interpretation
48767-8 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 10 mL (5 mL) CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Sterile Screwtop Container Refrigerated
Alternate 1 10 mL (5 mL) Pleural Fluid Sterile Screwtop Container Refrigerated
Instructions Collect: Collect: Respiratory specimens, CSF, or Pleural Fluid.
Transport 5-10mL respiratory specimen, CSF or Pleural Fluid in a sterile container. (Absolute minimum volume 1mL)
Label as unprocessed.
Body Fluids other than Pleural Fluid will be ran with a disclaimer.
Unacceptable Conditions: Blood, paraffin blocks, stool, swabs, tissue, and urine.
Stability: Ambient: 3 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Sun-Sat 
Expected TAT 3-4 Days  
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 2010775
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 87556, 87798
Lab Section Reference Lab