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Acid Fast Culture

Centralized Core Laboratory - Summa Akron City Hospital : Send Out

Test ID :
Test Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Sputum, BAL, Gastric aspirate, Urine, Tissue, CSF, Blood or Bone Marrow, Stool, Throat swab (ESwab) if unable to obtain sputum
Tube Type:
Specimen container, Isolator tube (blood or bone marrow)
Collection Volume:
Sputum:5-10 mL Blood or Bone Marrow: 1.5 mL in Isolator tube Gastric asp.: 5.0 mL or greater Urine: First void 25-50 mL BAL: 1.0 mL or greater
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen sent in nonsterile container. Sputum specimen consisting of all saliva. Specimens with insufficient volume will be rejected.
Sent to reference lab
Fluorescent Antibody Stain for AFB, Culture for AFB
Special Instructions:
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly)
AFB stain: 24 hours; AFB culture: 8 weeks
Additional Info:
Physician will be notified of positive stains and/or cultures
CPT Code:
Mycobacterial Culture; AFB Culture; TB Culture
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