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Culture, Blood, Acid Fast Bacillus (AFB)

Specimen Container

BD BACTEC Myco/F Lytic Culture Vial

Specimen Collection Type

Blood

Minimum Volume To Collect (Ml)

3mL – 5mL

Pediatric Volume To Collect (Ml)

3mL – 5mL

Stability

Ambient Stability: Unable
Refrig Stability: Unable
Frozen Stability: Unable

Unacceptable Conditions

Refrigerated,
Frozen

Preferred Transportation Temperature

AMBIENT

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Preliminary, no growth at 1-5 weeks
Final, no growth at 6 weeks
Positive cultures are reported when detected

Methodology

BACTEC continuous culture monitoring system

Lab Department

Molecular

Testing Location

IHC

Synonyms

AFB Blood Culture
Culture, Blood for AFB
Culture, Blood, Mycobacteria
Blood Mycobacteria Culture

Test OR Panel

Test

Misc Instructions

Use aseptic techique for blood culture collection. Send to lab ASAP

CPT Codes

87116

LOINC

94540-2

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