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Rapid identification to the species level for Mycobacterium species, Nocardia species, and other aerobic actinomycete genera and species from pure culture isolates
|Test ID||Reporting Name||Available Separately||Always Performed|
|RMALM||Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec AFB||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|RTBSP||Id, Mtb Speciation, PCR||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|TBMP||Mycobacteria Probe Ident||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|TBPB||Mycobacteria Probe Ident Broth||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|ISMY||ID by 16S Sequencing||No, (Bill Only)||No|
When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed and charged. All mycobacteria and Nocardia (including aerobic actinomycetes) submitted will be identified and billed as appropriate.
See Culture Referred for Identification Mycobacterium Algorithm in Special Instructions.
Nucleic Acid Probe/16S rDNA Sequencing/MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry/Rapid PCR
Nucleic acid probes used for identification, when applicable, include those for Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex, Mycobacterium gordonae, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry and/or 16S rDNA sequencing is used for identification, when applicable, for slowly and rapidly growing Mycobacterium species and aerobic actinomycetes (including Nocardia species and Streptomyces species). The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex will be further identified to the species level upon request, using rapid PCR.