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Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex TB PCRPLUS Rifampicin resistance gene detection

Category Microbiology >> Microbiology
Clinical 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 will not be UKAS accredited for this test at any time for sample types CSF and tissue.

See here for further information