Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: January 19, 2019 @ 10:13 am

91350

Culture, AFB [Blood, Bone Marrow]

Specimen:Collect:
  • Whole blood in SPS Tube

Also Acceptable:
  • Bone Marrow in SPS Tube
Submit:
  • 10 mL (Min:1 mL) Whole blood in SPS Tube. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • 7 mL (Min:1 mL) Bone Marrow in SPS Tube. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Critical Ambient
  • Collect in sterile SPS tube or Myco/F Lytic bottle
Rejection Criteria:
  • Samples submitted in tubes other than SPS or Myco/F Lytic bottle
Stability:Ambient: 3 Day(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • BACTEC Continuous Monitoring System
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:
Final: Negative at 43 days. Positive cultures are reported as soon as detected.
CPT Codes:
  • 87116
Components:
  • 91350 - AFB CULTURE
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