- Patient Preparation
- Actively growing organism, in pure culture.
- Specimen Preparation
- Transport sealed container with pure culture on solid or in liquid media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Room temperature. If culture is suspected of being a microorganism listed as infectious substance affecting humans on IATA list, submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms. Organisms submitted on agar plate.
- Indicate source of organism and any other pertinent information such as growth rate of the organism or DNA probe results.
- Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
A processing fee will be billed for all organisms submitted that are not in pure culture as requested in the specimen requirements. Identification of AFB isolates is billed by individual probes and tests performed.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
- ID by sequencing
- M. tuberculosis identification
- MA AFB
- Mycobacteria identification
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis identification
- Primary Anti-tuberculosis agents
- Primary Panel