Typically all days.
Real-time PCR or line probe assay
Results are typically reported in less than a day, but may be 1-3 days for non sputum sources.
Infectious Disease Laboratory, Mycobacteriology
Mycobacterial PCR, Tuberculosis PCR , MDR, TB PCR, MTB PCR
This test is a component of AFB1; MTB4 is a genotypic assay to detect resistance markers to first line drugs.
Sputum: FDA approved. Validated LDT for other sources (see Method in Collection Requirements).
Non-sputum sources: NYS waiver required for samples sent from NYS.