2 - 5 days
AFB RNA Amplification, Respiratory
Mycobacteria PCR Test
TB RNA Amplification, Respiratory
TB PCR Test
M. TUBERCULOSIS AMPLIFICATION
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Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. This test should always be performed in conjunction with mycobacterial culture.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Send respiratory specimen (e.g., bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, bronchial washing, or sputum) or 5 mm fresh tissue specimen refrigerated in a screw-capped, sterile container. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue is also acceptable. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time.