Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Detection and Rifampin Resistance by PCR
2010775
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
Mnemonic
MTBRIF PCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 3 days
NA
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Respiratory specimen, CSF or body fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Unprocessed specimens: Transport 5-10 mL respiratory specimen, CSF or body fluid in a sterile container. (Min: 1 mL) Label as unprocessed.
Processed specimens:
Transport 2-5 mL digested/decontaminated respiratory specimen, CSF or body fluid in a sterile container. (Min: 1 mL) Identify method used for digestion and provide smear results.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Blood, paraffin blocks, stool, swabs, tissue, and urine.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Unprocessed: Ambient: 3 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
Processed
: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
NA
Note
Specimen source required. To perform this test it is essential to know whether or not the submitted specimen has been processed (digestion and decontamination procedure). If processed, smear results must be provided as a comment on the test order or requisition. Delayed turnaround time will occur if the required information is not provided.
CPT Code(s)
87556, 87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2010776MTBRIF Source
2010777Mycobacterium Tuberculosis by PCR
2010778MTB Rifampin by PCR
2010779MTB Cmplx Interpretation
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Cross References
  • MC MTD
  • MC MTDCSF
  • MTB PCR
  • MTD PCR