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36925: Mtb Complex And Rifampin Resist,pcr,non-sputum Print View
Source      
MTB Complex      
Rifampin Resistance      

PRIMARY
1 Bronchial Wash/Brush 5 (3) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Urine   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Tissue   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Tracheal Aspirate   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  CSF 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Fluid Body   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  

Globally, about 2 billion people are infected with MTB. In 2010, 8.8 million people developed active disease and 1.4 million people lost their lives to the illness. There were 9951 new cases of tuberculosis reported in the United States in 2012 (a rate of 3.2 cases per 100,000). In 2011, 536 deaths were attributed to tuberculosis infections. Standard treatment regimens for tuberculosis involve prolonged administration of multiple drugs and is usually highly effective. However, MTB-complex strains that are resistant to one or more of first line drugs require individualized treatment. Rifampin resistance is often an indication of multidrug resistance to tuberculosis (MDR TB), which is defined as resistance to at least rifampin (RIF) and isoniazid (INH). In the Unites States overall RIF resistance is approximately 1.8% with approximately 90% of these strains resistant at least RIF and INH.

For tissue, add a small amount of sterile, non-bacteriostatic saline
to container (no fixative or preservative).
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87801

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
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Reject Criteria: Specimen received in formalin and/or alcohol
Specimen Requirements:
Preferred: 5 mL (3 mL minimum) bronchial brush/wash, tracheal aspirate or urine collected in a sterile, leakproof container
Acceptable: Body Fluid, CSF or Tissue
Additional information: For sputum, please order TC 94577






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