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
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.
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