DNA Extraction; Nucleic Acid Purification; PCR; Sequencing
ABF; Acid Fast Bacili; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterial; Mycobacterium; MTB; TB
See Collection Instructions
U of Washington (UW) MC Molecular Microbiology
Other Reference Test
1-2 mL Tissue or Body Fluid
Fresh frozen tissue collected in a sterile container or non-bloody body fluids collected in a sterile tube without preservative or in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube is acceptable. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue (PET) is also acceptable. However, formalin fixation dramatically reduces the sensitivity of the assays due to reduced template yield and quality.
Tissue in formalin; Samples containing SPS, citrate or heparin; Blood/Serum specimens; Samples collected on swabs
2 mL Tissue or Body Fluid
1 mL Tissue or Body Fluid
Complete a U of Washington Molecular Microbiology requisition and submit with specimen frozen. If submitting formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue send room temp.