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Test Code:
PATHTSOD6040

Order Name:
PCR for Tuberculosis (Outside lab)

 
Useful For:
1. Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA, preferred method
2. Detection of M tuberculosis, when used in conjunction with mycobacterial culture
 
Methodology:
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
 
 
 
Test Code:
PATHTSOD6040

Order Name:
PCR for Tuberculosis (Outside lab)

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Paraffin embedded tissue block
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Paraffin embedded tissue block
 
Sub Mission Container:
Paraffin embedded tissue block
 
Rejection Criteria:
Any non-paraffin embedded tissue block
 
Specimen Stabillity:
 
Specimen Type Temperature
Paraffin embedded tissue block Room temperature
 
 
 
Test Code:
PATHTSOD6040

Order Name:
PCR for Tuberculosis (Outside lab)

 
Schedule:
Tested daily, at 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
 
Turnaround Time:
2 weeks
 
Performing Location:
Surgical Pathology, Laboratory Department Tel.14146
 
 
 
Test Code:
PATHTSOD6040

Order Name:
PCR for Tuberculosis (Outside lab)

 
 
Clinical Information:
M tuberculosis is spread from person-to-person via respiratory transmission, and has the potential to become resistant to many or all of the antibiotics currently used if antimycobacterial treatment is not promptly initiated. Therefore, rapid and accurate detection of M tuberculosis in patient specimens is of clinical and public health importance. Conventional culture methods can generally detect M tuberculosis in 2 to 3 weeks, although up to 8 weeks of incubation may be required in some instances.  A mycobacterial culture should always be performed in addition to the PCR assay and this assay is rapid but the culture has increased sensitivity over it.
 
Clinical Reference:
https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/88807 (Retrived: 07 FEB 20)