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Lab Test Dictionary

AFB Susceptibility, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex, Secondary Panel, Agar Method (1139X)


Agar Proportion


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

Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday and Thursday

Standard TAT

21-28 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Pure culture of isolate safely contained in a double-walled container

Container Type

Agar Slant

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Frozen: Unacceptable

Processing Instructions

Indicate original culture specimen ID, source and organism ID in comment, on specimen and on batch sheet.

Included Tests

Amikacin, Capreomycin, Ciprofloxacin, Cycloserine, Ethionamide and p-Aminosalicyclic Acid.

CPT Codes

87190 (x6)