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Mycobacterial PCR (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Mycobacterium species PCR
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:MYP
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Bronchial Washings
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Tissue
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container Types:
Plain 70mL pot
CSF Tube 3
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

AFB culture should also be requested.

This test does NOT detect M.tuberculosis.

Department Head authorisation required.

At least 1 mL of CSF required.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Store at 4'C
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:V.I.D.R.L.
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature