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81383M
MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, AMPLIFIED DIRECT TEST

Test Code 81383M 
Test MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, AMPLIFIED DIRECT TEST 
Methodology Transcription Mediated Amplification-Gen-Probe® 
Description "Acid-Fast Smear for Mycobacterium" and "Culture, Mycobacterium" will be performed at Mayo Medical Laboratories and charged separately unless the following are submitted: 1) acid fast smear results and 2) an indication that a culture, Mycobacterium is in process.

Useful as an adjunctive test for the rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Both acid fast bacillus (AFB) smear-positive and AFB smear-negative specimens, and specimens from patients who have received no antituberculosis therapy, < 7 days of such therapy, or have not received such therapy in the last 12 months may be evaluated with this test. 

Specimen THIS TEST IS FDA APPROVED ONLY FOR RESPIRATORY SPECIMENS BUT WILL BE PERFORMED ON OTHER SPECIMEN TYPES.

Send specimen refrigerated in a screw-capped, sterile container. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

NOTE:
1. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR PROCESSING:
A. ACID-FAST SMEAR RESULTS, IF AVAILABLE
B. INDICATION THAT A CULTURE, MYCOBACTERIUM IS IN PROCESS
2. SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
3. Please complete a "Microbiology Request Form" (Supply T244) and forward it with the specimen. This form is supplied by NorDx. 

Reference Values Negative (reported as positive or negative) 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 87556