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AFB ID+Susceptibilities

Test ID: 


CPT code:



•Reference, AFB Culture, Identification, Susceptibility

Clinical Use:

Identify and determine susceptibility of acid-fast bacteria referred from another laboratory that has performed the culture of the clinical sample.

Specimen Type:

Isolated acid-fast bacillus on agar or egg-based media; broth systems with AFB (make sure it is not contaminated with other bacteria)

Container Type: 

Screw-cap agar slant tube and bacterial swab transport inoculated with isolated colonies from a pure culture packed as an etiologic agent or liquid-based broth tube from BD, bioMerieux, or Trek

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Specimen received leaking or in broken transport tube or vial; unlabeled or name discrepancy between specimen and request label

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