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
Transport/Storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight
Turnaround Time 4 days
NotesSamples may be referred to the Mycobacteria Reference Unit, Public Health England, for further investigation.