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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeTB
Method

Microscopy by way of Acridine Orange and Zn. Culture solid media and broth continuous monitoring. Direct PCR is available on request.

Direct PCR by GeneXpert for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Genotypic susceptibilities for Rifampicin, Isoniazid and Pyrazinamide.

Phenotypic susceptibilities for Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Ethambutol and Pyrazinamide.

Susceptibility testing for rapid growers available.

 

 

External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Notify laboratory immediately if results are required urgently. Please phone (03) 3640300 Ext 81356 or Ext 88352.

Specimen Collection Protocols

ALL samples are to be well labelled with patient details, NHI and/or DOB and dates of collection.

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Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsRefrigerate if delivery delayed
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Bacteriology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0349 | x89707
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours - urgent testing by arrangement
Turnaround TimeAAFB stain 24 hrs, culture 2 - 8 weeks
Reference Interval

Contact Clinical Microbiologist

Technical: Elaine Keith

              

Interpretation

For treatment of non-tuberculous Mycobacterium refer to the link below.

Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease.

Additional Information

Sample: sputum (3 consecutive days), bronchial washings, faeces, tissue, aspirates, CSF, pleural fluid, scope QCs, blood and bone marrow. For blood or bone marrow TB testing, request special media from Bacteriology lab on Ext 88352. Urine is not a suitable specimen to exclude pulmonary Tb, please only send Early Morning Urine to exclude renal/systemic Tb (over 3 consecutive days)

Sample Transportation: Gastric aspirates must be neutralised prior to sending if transit time is > 4hrs.

Tb DNA amplication test is available on request.

PCR is available on paraffin embedded tissues after consultation with the laboratory.

 

Delphic Number Test Number2500

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