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Test ID: CGAFS

AFB Culture and Smear

  • CPT Code:
  • LOINC:
  • Specimen Type: Resp secretions, fluids, wounds, tissue
  • Frequency: Setup: daily; Prelim 24hr, final 8 wks. Pos results called.
  • Instructions: Fresh Tissue; 1-3mL body fluid or lower respiratory secretions in sterile container. Sample submitted on swabs are suboptimal for testing.
  • Text: Recommended that 3 first morning lower respiratory secretions be collected and sent within 30-60 minutes of collection. Ordered on specimens needing concentration steps for the Acid Fast Bacterial Culture. Acid Fast Stain is performed on all sources except stool and urine. CSF is not concentrated.
  • Methodology: Conventional culture plus liquid media

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