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Epic Test Name AFB BLOOD CULTURE
Components
Synonyms Acid Fast Bacilli, Mycobacteria, TB
Culture, TB (Tuberculosis), AFB (Acid-fast bacilli)
Description Continuously monitored automated broth culture instrument with conventional methods for identification of Mycobacteria.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Adult: 10 mL isolator tube; pediatric: 1.5 mL isolator tube; bone marrow: 1.5 mL isolator tube, Green heparin tube.
Specimen Type Whole blood, bone marrow
Preferred Collection Volume Blood: Adult:10 mL; Pediatric:1 mL; bone marrow; 1.5 mL
Minimum Collection Volume Blood: Adult:1 mL; Pediatric: 0.5 mL; bone marrow: 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions Aseptically collect and deliver within 16 hours of collection. Mix tube to prevent clotting.
Specimen Handling Critical ambient transport at 20 - 25 C.
Rejection Criteria Specimen refrigerated, frozen, less than minimum volume submitted.
Methodology Culture/Identification
Reference Range No growth.
CPT Code(s) 87116
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around TimePositive: reported as soon as detected; Preliminary reports weekly; Final: at 6 weeks.
Performed Continuously
Performed by Microbiology
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 02/22/2018


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