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TB PCR on Paraffin Sections (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Mycobacterium Tuberculosis PCR - Paraffin Section
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:TBS
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Send away test to the VIDRL  

Paraffin sections will be cut from a block selected by a pathologist.

 

Authorisation: Sections are passed to Microbiology (Serology) who will determine the need to send the material for assay based on testing results from their sample.

 

Resulting: Assay results will be entered into PARIS by Microbiology following receipt of a report from the reference laboratory.

Specimen Types:Tissue
Container Types:
Paraffin Section
Sterile Container
Sterile Container
Collection & Request Instructions:

Contamination free sectioning (use gloves and DNA zap) is required.

Collect sections into a clean PCR tube.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:http://www.vcgs.org.au/pathology/sections/Metaboli
Assay Frequency:By Arrangement
External Laboratory:V.I.D.R.L.
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:

Dispatch organised by Microbiology