Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, PCR, Culture, AFB Rapid, AFB STAIN
First morning Sputum on 3 consecutive days OR 5–10 mL Body fluids/ aspirate OR 2 mL CSF OR 100 mL first morning Urine collected on 3 consecutive days OR Fresh tissue biopsies including endometrial aspirate / curettage in sterile normal saline OR 1-5 mL Whole blood / Bone Marrow in 1 Lavender Top (EDTA)/ Yellow Top (ACD) tube OR 1-2 mL Menstrual blood in a sterile screw capped container AND 3 mL (1 mL min.) blood in Myco F / Lytic bottle available from ADL. All specimens to be collected aseptically and shipped refrigerated.
Real Time PCR, Automated fluorescent, ICT
Sample Daily by 1 pm
Report Interim: 10thdays priliminary Report & Final: 8 weeks Final Report
Specimens to be collected in 2 separate vials for culture & PCR. Sputum and urine samples should ideally be tested on 3 consecutive days.