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)
Transport/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