Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Speciation
0060771
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
Mnemonic
MC MTSP
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Wed
Reported
2-9 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Actively growing M. tuberculosis complex in pure culture.  
Specimen Preparation
Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.

Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms. Agar plate.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data
This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
A handling fee will be billed for all organisms submitted that are not in a pure culture as requested in the specimen requirements. Speciation will be performed on all M. tuberculosis complex isolates which were isolated at ARUP and isolates submitted by clients for identification. Speciation will not be performed on M. tuberculosis complex isolates submitted for susceptibility testing only. Speciation of M. tuberculosis complex will be performed on the first identified isolate but not on subsequent isolates within 90 days of collection.
CPT Code(s)
87150
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060771M tuberculosis Complex Speciation
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Cross References
  • M. tuberculosis PCR speciation
  • M. tuberculosis species identification PCR
  • MTSP