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Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex TB PCRPLUS Rifampicin resistance gene detection


Lab Code : TBPCR


Clinical Indications
This test is only performed with prior agreement with a Consultant Microbiologist.


Sample Required
CSF and/or respiratory samples


Sample Container
Sterile universal container


Sample Volume
≥1 mL (min. 2mls for BAL samples)


ransport/Storage
Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight


Turnaround Time
4 days


Notes
Samples may be referred to the Mycobacteria Reference Unit, Public Health England, for further investigation.

The laboratory is not UKAS accredited for this test for sample types CSF and tissue.  See here for further information

 


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