Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA
Testing is performed only after consultation with a Clinical Microbiologist ph. 027 2905255
PCR request on direct specimens Minimum 3mL CSF, 5ml preferred. Respiratory specimens
Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays
3 days – urgent testing by prior arrangement
Mycobacteria culture will be performed on all specimens requesting TB PCR. NAAT is not a stand alone test for detection of M. tuberculosis.