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Introduction: in quite afew cases, Z.N stain is positive for acid fast bacilli, while PCR for T.B is negative. The reason for this is probably that the Mycobacteria present is not of Tuberculosis species. In addition, the treatment of different Mycobacteria species requires accurate identification of the species

 

:Procedure and Method

Now by PCR technique, all mycobactereial species can be detected. This procedure can be performed on bronchial lavages, urines, gastric aspirate, sputum and on all body fluids. The species that are covered under this procedure are 16 types of myobacteria species and include the following

Mycobacteria tuberculosis

Mycobacteria avium

Mycobacteria celetum

Mycobacteria chelonae

Mycobacteria fortuitum 1

Mycobacteria fortuitum 2

Mycobacteria gordonae

Mycobacteria intracellula

Mycobacteria kansasii

Mycobacteria malmoense

Mycobacteria peregrinum

Mycobacteria phlei

Mycobacteria scrofulaceum

Mycobacteria xenopi

Mycobacteria Marinum

(Mycobacteria avium complex (MAC

 

Price: 120 J.D

 

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Dr. Hussam Abu-Farsakh

American Board of Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, and Cytopathology