Item Value
Test name AFB Blood Culture
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Up to 60 days
In House Availability Daily
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range No AFB isolated
Container type Dark green top
(DO NOT use Lithium heparin i.e. Light Green top tubes)
Amount to Collect 5 mL blood
Collection Instructions Use only dark green top, sodium heparin tubes for blood samples.
Sample type Heparinized whole blood

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