Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB PCR) Test

To detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)

Specimen Requirements (either one of these):

3-5 ml sputum/induced sputum

3-5 ml blood in heparin tube

3-5 ml broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) 

10 ml tracheal wash

10 ml pleural fluid

10 ml pericardial fluid

10 ml peritoneal fluid

10 ml pus from abscess    

10 ml synovial fluid (from joint)

Min 2 cm tissue biopsy (synovial biopsy, endometrial biopsy, tissue biopsy/scrapings)

1-2 ml cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

10 ml bone marrow

0.5-1 ml lymph node aspirate/biopsy

10 ml urine

2 gm stool

Turnaround Time (Working Day):

Within 3 days

TB T-Spot Test

The T-Spot®.TB test is a unique, single-visit blood test, also known as an interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) for TB infection. The T-Spot.TB test is the only blood test that has demonstrated in a pivotal clinical study both sensitivity and specificity exceeding 95% and reliability in all at-risk groups. The T-Spot.TB test does not cross react with the bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and there is no association between T-Spot.TB test results and immunocompromised status.

Sample Requirements:

Adults and children 10 years old and over: one 6 ml heparin tube

Children 2-9 years old: one 4 ml heparin tube

Children below 2 years old: 2 ml

***Remark : Do Not refrigerate/freeze it

Turnaround Time (Working Day):

Within 24 hours

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