Supplemental Information or Form
Form LAB 443 (8/01)
Performed on Specimens from
Sputum, or other sources
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
Minimum Volume Required
0.5ml if broth
Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping
Incubated at 35-37°C (or refrigerated).
Tubed medium with screw cap tightened and taped.
Patient name, accession number
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
Ship cultures of M. tb complex as infectious substances.
average 1-3 days
Interferences & Limitations
Bacterial and/or fungal contaminants can interfere with the identification process.
Identification of Mycobacterium bovis is encouraged because the epidemiology is different from that of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
MDL Points of Contact
Mycobacterial Diseases Section (510) 412-3924 or (510) 412-3929Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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