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Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex TB PCRPLUS Rifampicin resistance gene detection

Category Microbiology >> Microbiology
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Clinicial Indications

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.

See here for further information