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2935: AFB Identification by DNA Probe [GenProbe®] Print View
CULTURE      

PRIMARY
1 Pure Culture Agar Slant   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS./// 
ALTERNATE
  Pure Culture Broth   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

This assay is a rapid DNA probe test which utilizes the technique of nucleic acid hybridization for the identification of M. tuberculosis complex, M. avium-intracellulare complex (MAC), M. kansasii, and M. gordonae isolated from culture.

1. Culture on Lowenstein-Jensen (L-J), 7H11 agar slant or broth
based media (BACTEC, MGIT, etc.)
2. Wrap parafilm around the screw cap of slant or lid of broth or
culture plate and wrap in paper towel.
Setup Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day


Notes
1. Send PURE culture only. If the specimen submitted is mixed, there will be separate charges for each organism that requires Mycobacterium identification. 2. Specimens received that are contaminated with bacteria may delay results. 3. Slow growing Mycobacteria may require additional time for identification. 4. If M. tuberculosis is identified, susceptibility testing is performed at an additional charge. For other organisms, susceptibility testing will be performed upon request. Call Client Services for details. 5. Organisms that cannot be identified by commercial probes can be further identified by HPLC and/or conventional methods at an additional charge.






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