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Test ID: MTBT    
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex, Molecular Detection, PCR, Paraffin, Tissue

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Preferred method for rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens

 

Detection of M tuberculosis complex

 

The PCR assay is not intended for the detection of latent tuberculosis and must not be used as a substitute for tests intended for detection of latent tuberculosis such as the tuberculin skin test (TST/PPD) or an interferon gamma release assay (IGRA).

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

MTB complex PCR, FFPE

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB)
AFB (Acid-Fast Bacilli)
Bacillus, Acid-Fast
MTB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)
TB (Tuberculosis)
Tubercle Bacilli: Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB)