Imperial Collage Healthcare

Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex TB PCRPLUS Rifampicin resistance gene detection

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 to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight

Turnaround Time
4 days


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

The laboratory is not currently accredited for this test due to a change in platform.  

The laboratory will not be UKAS accredited for this test at any time for sample types CSF and tissue.

See here for further information


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