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Mycobacteria, TB, AFB, MAC
Sterile Specimen Container
For sputums, three early morning specimens , collected on different days are recommended for adequate recovery.
Max: 5 mL Min: 1ml
Includes AFB smear
Specimen Processing Instructions
> 1 hr Refrigerate
Insufficient volume, improperly labeled or identified
No AFB isolated
AFB Smear Positive. Culture Positive for AFB
Direct and Concentrated AFB Smears. Isolation of Mycobacterium species.
Culture. Testing performed at SCDHEC Lab
Daily. Direct AFB Smear results available in 24hrs
Identification of M.Tb and MAC only. No sensitivities routinely performed.Special request for further identification and sensitivities if warranted.
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