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Test Code SPUTBB MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, PCR

Important Note

This test requires pathology approval on AFB smear negative samples.

This test is not orderable as a stand alone test, it is a reflex test for AFB SMEAR ONLY, OTHER  And AFB CULTURE, RESPIRATORY & SMEAR

Additional Codes

Primary ID Epic Code Mayo Access ID
SPUTBB N/A N/A

 

Specimen Information

Container Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol Minimum Vol Stability
Sterile Container Sputum

Refrigerate

5 mL 5 mL 3 mL 48 hours

Sample must be received within 48 hours of specimen collection.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Test is run when AFB Smear is positive / Result is available the same day / AFB Smear NOT available STAT

Method

Nucleic Acid Amplification

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, amplified probe 87556

 

Instrumentation

GenXpert

Reference Range

No Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA detected by PCR.
A single negative result has a high negative predicitve value and can be used in conjunction with other clinical findings to decide whether to remove suspected tuberculosis patients from isolation.
 

Section

Microbiology-2

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

No

LOINC Code Information

Order Code Reporting Name LOINC Code