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Lab Test Dictionary

Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB) Identification (Includes Aerobic Actinomycetes) (AFB4)


Synonyms

AFB; Acid Fast Bacili; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterium; MTB; TB

Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to National Jewish (TSO)


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Pure culture

Container Type

Agar Slant

Collection Instructions

2 mL of a broth culture is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Not Established; Refrigerated: Not Established; Frozen: Unacceptable

Processing Instructions

Indicate original culture specimen ID and source in comment, on specimen and on batch sheet. Requires TSO form and completed National Jewish Mycobacteriology requisition submitted with specimen.


Comments

National Jewish test code: AFB4. Requires TSO form and completed National Jewish Mycobacteriology requisition.


CPT Codes

87150, 87153 (x3)


Revised

02-21-19

Initials

SL