Imperial Collage Healthcare

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)

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 UKAS accredited for this test for sample types CSF and tissue.  See here for further information


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