Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 13, 2019 @ 10:13 am

3165

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex and Rifampin Resistance by PCR

Specimen:Collect:
  • Sputum in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • Sputum in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Please note: Test 4204 AFB Culture will be ordered in conjunction with this test. Additional charges will apply.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Leaking Container
Stability:Ambient: 3 Day(s); Refrigerated: 7 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Automated Real-Time PCR by Cepheid GeneXpert
Performed:Sunday, Mon-Sat
Reported:2-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87556
  • 87798
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

This assay was performed by Cepheid GeneXpert PCR, which detects the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA from concentrated sputum sediments.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex DNA can be detected from non-viable organisms. It is presumptive for the presence of MTB and Rifampin Resistance.
Components:
  • 3166 - MTB-NAAT
  • 3167 - RIFAMPIN RESIST.
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