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AFB culture, blood

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB246

 

Methodology: 

Bactec Continuous monitoring system. Standard procedures for identification and/or DNA Sequencing

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

42 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 ml of blood in a blue top tube (citrate tube)

Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Identification performed on positives. Susceptibility performed on all initial isolates of M. tuberculosis complex.

Reference Interval: 

No Growth

CPT Code(s): 

87116

Last Changed: 

01/06/2017 16:25:20

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 12:06:37 PM