Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

5 - 7 days

Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


AFB DNA Amplification, Non-Respiratory
Mycobacteria tuberculosis DNA Amplification Non-Resp
TB DNA Amplification, Non-Respiratory

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Rapid presumptive indication of the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA in clinical specimens.

Reference Range

Not detected.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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).

Normal Volume
3 mL CSF or body fluid
Minimum Volume
1.5 mL CSF or body fluid

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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.