Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
M. tuberculosis Complex PCR (Sendout)
Soft Order Code
MTBP

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Synonyms

AFB RNA Amplification, Respiratory
Mycobacteria PCR Test
PCR, AFB
RNAAFB
TB RNA Amplification, Respiratory
TB PCR Test
M. TUBERCULOSIS AMPLIFICATION
MTBP

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. This test should always be performed in conjunction with mycobacterial culture.

Reference Range

Negative

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

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.

Normal Volume
1 mL respiratory specimen or 5 mm tissue
Minimum Volume
1 mL respiratory specimen or 5 mm tissue

Billing Information

CPT Code
87556
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
38378-6

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.