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Blood Culture (AFB)  

SIM

40700 

CPT

87116 

Synonyms

 

Specimen Type

Blood 

Container

1 Bottle- special collection bottle required

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

3 mL

Additional Information

Special Bottle in Micro Dept .
Final Culture results available after 6 weeks.
Testing performed at SCDHEC Lab

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

Room Temp 

Rejection Criteria

Specimen received in wrong bottles. Improperly labeled or identified.

Reference Range

No AFB isolated

Critical Value

AFB present 

Test Includes

Isolation and Identification of Mycobacteria species.  MTb susceptibility will be performed. 

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/23/2018

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