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Direct Detection for Nucleic Acid of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex (TB PCR)

Test Code:

BA0315

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Sterile screw-capped container
Red top tube (To be obtained from DPLM Reception, after office hour call extension 1383)

Specimen Requirement

Sterile container:
Respiratory aspirate, tissue, biopsy, body fluid
 
Red top tube:
Blood and Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA)
 
**Please specify the source when ordering**

Specimen Storage / Transport

​Specimens should reach SGH within 24 hours of collection. If delay is unavoidable for Blood and BMA, store at 4°C.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

1 - 3 days

Reference Value(s)

-

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Central Tuberculosis Laboratory

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon – Fri 0800 hrs– 1700 hrs , Sat 0800 hrs – 1230 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

This test only provides preliminary information for empirical TB management. A reflex AFB smear and culture (both chargeable) is set up on each specimen. Written instruction from the doctor is necessary if these are not to be performed.

Change History Notes

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Keywords

Direct Detection for Nucleic Acid of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex TB PCR BA0315
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