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Test Code AFBC ACID FAST CULTURE

Specimen Tube Description

STERILE CONTAINER

Specimen Required

Sterile, leakproof container

Specimen Preparation

If delay is expected refrigerate

Specimen Stability Information

Within one day

Instructions

Collect appropriate specimen type. May include tracheal aspirates,
bronchial washings, body fluids, stool, CSF, and tissue.

Day(s) and Times(s) Performed

Smear reports within 24hrs;final by 8 wks

Additional Information

is not available. Providers
will be notified of ALL positive results immediately.

Performing Laboratory

United Health Services Laboratories

CPT Code

87116

LOINC

543-9