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Lab Test Dictionary

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex and Rifampin Resistance, PCR, Non-Sputum (36925)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction


MTB; AFB; Acid Fast Bacili; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterial; MTB; TB

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Chantilly

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1 Day

Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-5 mL Bronchia brush/wash, Tracheal aspirate or Urine

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

0.5-1 mL Body fluid, CSF or tissue collected in a sterile container is also acceptable. For tissue, add a small amount of sterile, non-bacteriostatic saline to container (no fixative or preservative).

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=72 Hours; Refrigerated=7 Days; Frozen=Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Specimens received in formalin and/or alcohol

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes