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Name of Test
AFB Culture
SoftLab Order Code
CXAFB
Epic Order Name
AFB CULTURE AND AFB SMEAR
Epic Order ID
LAB877
Tests Included
AFB culture and AFB Smear
Laboratory
In House
Raleigh
Additional Test Information

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

Sample Type
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Collection Container
Sterile container
Collecting Volume
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Storage or Stability
Ambient; refrigerated if transport to lab is delayed >1hr. May be refrigerated for 24 hours.
Causes For Rejection
E-Swab not acceptable
 
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