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Mycobacterium ulcerans PCR (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:MUP
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Tissue
Swab
Container Types:
Sterile Container
Dry Swab
Sterile Container
Collection & Request Instructions:

Department Head authorisation required.

Tissue must be fresh (not in formalin).

Send dry swabs (not in transport medium)

Culture for mycobacteria should also be requested.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:V.I.D.R.L.
  External Laboratory details...
Additional Notes:

Notify TB lab staff of positive results.