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AFB CULTURE
Orderable Procedures: AFB CULTURE [LAB877]
CPT CODE: 87015
Test Synonyms: AFB CX, CULTURE, ACID-FAST BACTERIA CULTURE, MYCOBACTERIA, ACID FAST
Test Information:
Specimen Requirements
Collection Requirements: Collection Instructions:
Specimen(s) must be delivered to the Lab promptly, ideally within 30 minutes, but within one day of collection.
Sputum or other respiratory specimens:
First morning "deep cough" specimen.
It is recommended that one specimen each day for 3 days be collected.
Collect specimen and place in sterile leak-proof screw- capped container.
Gastic aspirates, Body fluids or Tissue :
Submit fluids or tissue in sterile screw-capped tubes or container.

Shipping Handling Instructions: Send specimen to lab refrigerated.

Performing Locations: MMC LAB : 814-534-5227

Container Type
Laboratory Container Temperature
MMC LAB
STERILE CONTAINER
Refrigerated
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