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16064: Mycobacterium Avium-intracellulare Dna, Qual Real-time Pcr Print View
Specimen Source:      
M.avium DNA RT-PCR     
M.intracellulare DNA RT-PCR     

PRIMARY
1 Sputum (Induced) 2 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Fluid Pleural   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Bronchial Lavage/Wash   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood EDTA 2 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  

This test is used to detect the presence of either M. avium or M. intracellulare in a patient's specimen. The use of real-time PCR to assay for the presence of M. avium and/or M. intracellulare DNA in clinical specimens allows for rapid patient testing (3 to 4 hours compared to several weeks or more for conventional culture and DNA hybridization) and for distinguishing infections caused by M. tuberculosis or other mycobacterial species.

Sputum: Collect in a sputum collection kit or a sterile, plastic
container with a leak-proof cap. Sputum is unacceptable frozen.
BAL, and pleural fluid: Collect in a sterile, plastic container with
leak-proof cap.
Whole blood: Collect in sterile tubes with EDTA as an anticoagulant.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87561x2

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Specimens containing heparin; leaking, uncapped or broken containers; QNS specimens; specimens exceeding stability; CSF; Urine
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction






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