Supplemental Information or Form
Performed on Specimens from
Acceptable Sample/ Specimen Type for Testing
Minimum Volume Required
1 ml liquid with visible bimass or solid medium culture less than 6 week old
Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
TB complex identification may use high performance liquid chromatography to identify BCG vaccine strains, or a combination of growth characteristics and biochemicals to identify M. bovis. Pyrazinamide susceptibility testing is performed using Mycobacterial Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) broth.
Interferences & Limitations
Cultures of M. bovis are resistant to pyrazinamide (PZA). Members of the TB complex which are resistant only to PZA are M. bovis or possibly a mono-resistant M.tb.
MDL Points of Contact
Mycobacterial Diseases Section (510) 412-3929Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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