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
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.