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7475: Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Direct Test) Print View
Specimen Source      
Mycobacterium tuberculosis TMA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Sputum (Induced) 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS./// 
ALTERNATE
  Proc. Cont. Sediment   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  

This rapid direct test is more accurate than smear testing and provides >90% concordance with culture-positive samples. Patients who are suspected of having pulmonary TB based on clinical evaluation and who have received no antituberculous therapy, less than 7 days of such therapy, or have not received such therapy in the last 12 months may be evaluated with this test.

Sputum (induced or expectorated), bronchial specimens, and
tracheal aspirates collected in a sterile plastic container.
Ship on cold pack. Grossly bloody specimens are not
acceptable for analysis. Processed concentrate sediment
(from respiratory samples) is stable for 3 days after
decontamination process.
Setup Schedule
Wednesday

Reported (Analytical Time)
7 days

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
The manufacturer recommends that this test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis rRNA be performed in conjunction with culture.






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