94115:ACID-FAST BACILLI (AFB) DNA DETECTION

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94115:ACID-FAST BACILLI (AFB) DNA DETECTION
Alias Names: AFB
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Edit Date: 2/16/2010
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 7-10 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Fresh frozen tissue, paraffin embedded tissue and sterile fluids are acceptable. Respiratory specimen can be tested for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex only. See Acid-Fast Bacilli, Micobacterium Tuberculosis Complex DNA by PCR (93680)
Transport: Skin scrapings, fresh tissue or sterile fluids frozen. Paraffin block ambient.
Rejection Criteria: Genitourinary, direct blood, or swab specimen.