AFB; Acid Fast Bacili; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterial; Mycobacterium; MTB; TB; AFB Susceptibility; AFB Susceptibilities
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; A.M.
Pure culture of isolate submitted in Lowenstein-Jensen, Middlebrook 7H10 agar slant/plate or equivalent, or positive AFB borth medium (requires subculture prior to testing), safely contained
Identification is required.
Raw specimens; Isolates overgrown with bacteria, yeast or fungi
Indicate original culture specimen ID, source, organism ID and drug in comment, on specimen and on batch sheet. Must be submitted in a double-walled container or in 95K bag under room temp.
Susceptibility drugs: Amikacin, Ciprofloxacin, Clarithromycin, Doxycycline, Ethambutol, Ethionamide, Isoniazid, Linezolid, Moxifloxacin, Rifampin, Rifbatuin, Streptomycin and Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole