Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
MTB; AFB; Acid Fast Bacili; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterial; MTB; TB
See Collection Instructions
Quest Diagnostics Chantilly
Other Reference Test
3-5 mL Bronchia brush/wash, Tracheal aspirate or Urine
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).
Room Temp=72 Hours; Refrigerated=7 Days; Frozen=Unacceptable
Specimens received in formalin and/or alcohol
Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.