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Acid Fast Stain

SIM

40645 

CPT

87206 

Synonyms

Mycobacteria Stain, AFB Smear, Tb Smear 

Specimen Type

Miscellaneous 

Container

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

1 ml

Additional Information

Swabs specimens not recommended

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

>1 hr Refrigerate 

Rejection Criteria

Insufficient volume.  Incorrect labeling or identification

Reference Range

No AFB Seen

Critical Value

Smear Positive for AFB 

Test Includes

AFB Smear 

Methodology

Fluorescent Microscopy 

Testing Frequency

Daily.  Direct Smear results available in 24 hrs. 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

0/23/2018

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