Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex TB PCRPLUS Rifampicin resistance gene detection
|Category||Microbiology >> Microbiology|
This test is only performed with prior agreement with a Consultant Microbiologist.
|Sample & container required||CSF and/or respiratory samples. 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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