needed before initial participation. This service is available to California
public health laboratories only.
Supplemental Information or Form
402 (10/11) or LAB 402 (5/03)
Performed on Specimens From
tissue or body fluid
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) inoculated with processed decontaminated specimen
Minimum Volume Required
Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping
incubation after MGIT inoculated
name, accession number
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
MGIT as diagnostic specimen. Tape caps after tightening.
and automated growth detection in MGIT 960. When positive for mycobacteria,
identification. For TB complex isolates, identification and drug susceptibility
testing will be performed, as well as molecular detection of drug
weeks for negative cultures, positives usually reported within 4
Interferences & Limitations
to isolate acid-fast bacilli seen in positive MGIT smears due to overgrowth of
bacterial and/or fungal contaminants.
MDL Points of Contact
(510) 412-3924 or (510) 412-3781
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com