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Test Name:AFB blood culture
Test Number:6591
Collect:5.0 mL Na heparin whole blood - dk green
Peds Collect:1.0 mL Na heparin whole blood - dk green
Container:Dk green top (Na heparin) tube
SPS Isolator tubes are also acceptable
Li Heparin tubes are unacceptable and will be rejected
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:Ambient
Alternate Names:TB Culture
AFB
Mycobacterium
87116.0
Performing Lab:AHL - Microbiology; M
Days Set Up:Mo - Su
Expected TAT:6 weeks
Ref. Ranges:N/A
Collection/
Processing Details:
Use same aseptic collection technique as for a routine blood culture
Collection and Transport instructions.
Unacceptable: Lithium (Li) heparin tubes due to toxicity
Method:Culture
CPT Codes:87116

Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant. See the Allina Health Laboratory fee schedule for specific tests and CPT codes.
Supply Connection:Na Heparin tube (no gel)
Date Created:11/30/2001
Revised Date:09/06/2018