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30277: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex, PCR, Non-Respiratory Print View
Specimen Source:      
MTB Complex,PCR,NON-Resp. RT-PCR  NOT DETECTED   

PRIMARY
1 CSF 3 (1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
2 Urine 10 (5) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Fluid Pericardial   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Fluid Pleural   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Gastric Lavage   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Tissue   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood EDTA 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Fluid Peritoneal   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  

Used to aid the physician in the rapid diagnosis and treatment of a possible tuberculosis infection.

Gastric Lavage: Collect 10 mL (5 mL minimum) of an early morning
specimen, before food or water intake, in a sterile container without
preservative. Adjust to normal pH with 100 mg sodium bicarbonate,
within 4 hours of collection, and mix thoroughly. Non-neutralized
specimens are not acceptable. Separate specimens collected on 3
consecutive days are recommended.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87556

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
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Specimen Stability: Room temperature Unacceptable. Amniotic fluid, cyst fluid, synovial fluid and vitreous fluid are no longer acceptable.






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