Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Rapid presumptive indication of the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA in clinical specimens.
This test is specific for, but does not differentiate among, members of the M. tuberculosis complex, i.e., M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. bovis BCG, M. aficanum, M. microti, and M. canettii. A negative test result does not exclude the possibility of isolating an M. tuberculosis complex organism from the specimen.
5 - 7 days
- AFB DNA Amplification, Non-Respiratory
- TB PCR Test
- Mycobacteria tuberculosis DNA Amplification Non-Resp
- TB DNA Amplification, Non-Respiratory
Collect CSF or body fluid in a sterile tube or container and refrigerate up to 7 days or freeze for longer storage. The following specimen types are also acceptable: whole blood or bone marrow (5 - 10 mL in ACD tube at room temperature; send within 24 hours of collection) and tissue or needle biopsies (send in sterile saline).
Test sent to Warde Medical Laboratory; performed by Focus Dianostics.