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Respiratory: Sputum, bronchial washings and bronchial brushings in sterile
containers with no additives are acceptable for AFB culture. Preferred volume is 5-10 ml but less is acceptable. Three sputum samples should be collected 8-24 hours apart and should include at least one first morning specimen
Urine collected in a sterile cup is acceptable for AFB culture. 24-hour collection is unacceptable. First morning specimen is preferred
Stool in a sterile container with no additives are acceptable for AFB
culture only if patient is confirmed HIV positive.
Other: Body fluids, tissues, drainage and aspirates are acceptable. Preferred minimum volume is 5 ml but less is acceptable.
Blood See AFB Blood Culture
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610