Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 21, 2019 @ 10:13 am

4204

Culture, AFB [Non-Blood / Bone Marrow]

Specimen:Collect:
  • Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container

Also Acceptable:
  • Swab in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Tissue in Swab in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • 2 mL Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • Swab in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Tissue in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
  • Possible sources: Sputum, Plueral Fluid, CSF, Random Urine, Gastric Lavage, Stool, or tissue
    If submitting Sputum: Collect First morning Sample. Pooled sputum specimens are not recommended. Sputum Nebulized samples are acceptable but please label as such.
    If submitting urine: Collect First morning Void.
    Anticoagulant may be added to body fluids if needed.
    Please note: For sputum samples, test 3165 Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex and Rifampin Resistance by PCR will be ordered in conjunction with this test. Additional charges will apply.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Leaking Container
  • 24 HR Urines
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Culture
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:8 Week(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87015
  • 87116
  • 87206
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4200 - AFB SMEAR
  • 4202 - CULTURE, AFB
  • 4920 - REVIEW INDICATED
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