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Lonic Code

 

Test Name

AFB by PCR

Synonyms

Mycobacterium tuberculosis PCR, MTB, AFB by PCR

Test Consists

 

Specimen Requirements

Submit only one of the following: Body fluid, Respiratory (BAL, Bronchial washings, sputum), Stool, Urine

Volume and Container

Sterile container

Storage and Transport

Specimen stored refrigerated until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Critical Values

 

Causes for Rejection

Specimens other than those listed under 'Specimen Requirements'

Turn Around Time

3-10 business days from time of collection

Availability

Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays

CPT / HCPCS Code

87556

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

38,838,589

Last Updated

 

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

 

Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Schedule

Test performed Monday-Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Request Form

 

Methodology

RT PCR

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

Indicate specimen source.

Reference Range

See reference lab report

Limitations and Contraindications

 

Interpretation

Positive result indicates the presence of M tuberculosis complex DNA.  This assay does not distinguish between the species.

Additional Information

 

CPOE Test Name

Ref Misc Referral Lab Test, type AFB PCR in Test Name REF

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir