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TB Smear  

SIM

40645 

CPT

87206 

Synonyms

AFB Smear , Acid Fast Stain, Mycobacteria Stain 

Specimen Type

Miscellaneous 

Container

Sterile Specimen Container

Collection Instructions

For sputums, three early morning specimens , collected on different days are recommended for adequate recovery.

Volume

1ml

Additional Information

Swabs not recommended.

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

> 1 hr Refrigerate 

Rejection Criteria

Insufficient volume, improperly labeled or identified

Reference Range

No AFB seen

Critical Value

AFB Smear Positive.  

Test Includes

AFB Direct Smear  

Methodology

Fluorescent Microscopy 

Testing Frequency

Daily 

 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed By

2/13/2018

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