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