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Test Code TCS AFB CULTURE & OTHER & SMEAR

Important Note

Results under Header (in Meditech): Other Body Source

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Reference Range

Negative: No acid -fast bacilli isolated, final at 8 weeks
Positive: When organisms are detected, a preliminary result is available via computer and the clinician is also called with a verbal report. Cultures with organisms growing are maintained in the laboratory for 90 days after finalization.

Specimen Information

Container Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit  Vol Minimum Vol
Sterile Container Fluid

Refrigerate

15 mL 15 mL 10 mL
Sterile Container Abscess

Refrigerate

3 mL 3 mL 1 mL
Sterile Container Tissue

Refrigerate

2 mm 2 mm 1 mm
Sterile Container *Feces

Refrigerate

1 gram 1 gram 1 gram

* Pathology approval required.  10 mL of CSF is recommended if Mycobacteria is strongly suspected.
Sample must be received within 48 hours of collection.

Sample must be sealed in a leakproof container.

Order Code LOINC

Order Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
TCS AFB Culture/Smear, Other 543-9

 

CPT(s)

Description                                               

CPT Code
AFB Culture 87116
AFB Smear 87206

 

Instrumentation

Manual Method

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Monday – Friday / Reported when positive. Negative final at 56 days / AFB Smear available STAT

Section

Microbiology-2

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

Result Code LOINC(s)

Result Code Reporting Name

LOINC Code

SDES Specimen Description 31208-2
AF Acid Fast 11545-1
CULT Result 41852-5
RPT Report Status N/A