7475 Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Direct Test)

Components
NAME METHOD REFERENCE RANGE UNITS
Specimen Source      
Mycobacterium tuberculosis TMA  Not detected   


Specimen Requirements
TYPE VOLUME TEMPERATURE INSTRUCTIONS
PRIMARY
1 Sputum (Induced) 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS. 


Clinical utility
This rapid direct test is more accurate than smear testing and provides >90% concordance with culture-positive samples. Patients who are suspected of having pulmonary TB based on clinical evaluation and who have received no antituberculous therapy, less than 7 days of such therapy, or have not received such therapy in the last 12 months may be evaluated with this test.


Collection Instruction
Sputum (induced or expectorated), bronchial specimens, and
tracheal aspirates collected in a sterile plastic container.
Ship on cold pack. Grossly bloody specimens are not
acceptable for analysis.


Reported: 7 days

CPT Code: 87556

Notes: The manufacturer recommends that this test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis rRNA be performed in conjunction with culture.