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Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code ABMC
Performed by? Microbiology (AFB)
Sendout? no
Price range $$$
In House Availability 7 days
Principle Specimen is concentrated by centrifugation if volume received is > 3 mL, and an acid-fast smear is performed on the concentrated sediment. The sediment is inoculated into AFB culture media and incubated for up to 8 weeks. Negative cultures are finalized after 8 weeks. Positive cultures are reported as soon as AFB are recovered.
Container type sterile, bright green top (sodium heparin) tube
Collection Instructions Gel tubes are unacceptable.
Sample type Bone Marrow
Synonyms Bone Marrow Culture;
Stability Deliver to Microbiology Laboratory (2M33) immediately.
References Kent, PT and GP Kubica. 1985. Public Health Mycobacteria: A Guide for the Level III Laboratory. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC. Atlanta GA.
CPT coding 87206
Last Updated 8/19/2009 1:31:56 PM
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