Supplemental Information or Form
LAB 443 (8/01)
Performed on Specimens From
or other sources
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
Minimum Volume Required
Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping
at 35-37°C (or refrigerated)
medium with screw cap tightened and taped
name, accession number
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
cultures of M. tb complex as infectious substances.
The methodologies used are pyrosequencing (PSQ) or AccuProbe
A PSQ assay targeting IS6110 is used for identification of
Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.
A PSQ assay targeting pncA is used for identification of
Mycobacterium bovis. This assay does not differentiate between M. bovis and M.
Interferences & Limitations
and/or fungal contaminants can interfere with the identification
of Mycobacterium bovis is encouraged because the epidemiology
is different from that of Mycobacterium
MDL Points of Contact
Diseases Section (510) 412-3924 or (510) 412-3929
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org