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Test Code LAB246/1413/CXBAF Acid Fast Culture/Smear  - BLOOD

Important Note

Microbiology

Infectious

Specimen Type

WAMPOLE Isolater microbial tube must be used. (Gold Top) 

 

Specimen Required

10 mL tube used for adult patients.

1.5 mL tube used for patients under the age of 12

Specimen other than blood: See order Acid Fast Blood culture (CXAFB/1424/LAB877))

 

 

 

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

INPATIENT: BRING DIRECTLY TO LABORATORY, WITHOUT DELAY.

OUTPATIENT: STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

LABORATORY INSTUCTION: PLACE SPECIMENS IN MICROBIOLOGY BUCKET IN CENTRAL PROCESSING AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

METHOD

DNA probe, culture, fluorescent stain

Isolation and sensitivity performed when positive for M. tuberculosis.

NTM sensitivity done by special request only. Call Sparrow Microbiology at 517-364-2543 and ask for Charge Microbiologist.

 

 

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE

ROOM TEMPERATURE

 

SYNONYM

AFB blood culture; Mycobacteria; TB Culture; Tuberculosis culture

Additional Information

Specific site and source required.

 

TEST INCLUDES

Acid Fast Stain/Smear included with AFB Blood Culture. All specimens are sent to reference laboratory for testing.