Specimen: 6 mL (3 mL min.) first morning Sputum OR 6 mL (3 mL min.) Concentrated sediments prepared from induced or expectorated Sputum OR 6 mL (3 mL min.) BAL fluid OR 2 mL (1 mL min.) CSF OR 6 mL (3 mL min.) Body fluids / Aspirates OR 2 mL (1 mL min.) Pus in a sterile screw capped container OR Fresh tissue biopsies including Endometrial aspirate / curettage in sterile normal saline. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 24 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Real Time PCR, Automated fluorescent, ICT
Comment: Blood & Swabs are not acceptable.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 6 to 7 weeks. Report Interim:1 day, 14 days & 4 weeks Final: 6 weeks
Usage: To detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and to elucidate drug resistance to Rifampicin. In addition this test differentiates between MTB & MOTT by Rapid TB Antigen MPT64.
Specialty: Physician, Chest Physician
Components: *Genexpert with Rifampicin resistance *Culture AFB, Rapid
Home Collection: Not Available
Department: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required