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Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

TUBERCULOSIS REFERENCE CULTURE

Laboratory: Microbial Reference

Test Description: Identification of isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and MOTT (Mycobacteria other than tuberculosis). Antimicrobial susceptibilities performed on initial Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates.

Order Approval Required? Fee for Service Agreement for isolates other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

Specimen Type: Reference isolate

Collection Container: Broth or Solid Culture Slant

Optimal Volume: Not Applicable

Collection Guidelines: Not Applicable

Storage Container: Not Applicable

Storage Instructions: Room Temperature

Transportation Instructions: Room Temperature

Test Methodology: Conventional culture techniques, and Molecular Methods

Additional Information:

Causes For Rejection: Isolate with no name or identifier, mismatched sample and test request, or broken media.

Possible Results: Identification of Mycobacteria spp. Drug susceptibility testing (DST) results on first time Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates.