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  AFB Identification & Sensitivities Specimen Type:
   

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Pure Culture Plate or Slant
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Viable organism in pure culture on solid or in liquid medium
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Sealed container according to infectious substance shipping guidelines
Label instructions: Patient identification, source of organism, and diagnosis
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: Varies with request & species submitted
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Probes available for M. TB complex, MAI complex, M. gordonae, M Kansasii. First line antibiotics, INH, Rifampin, Moxifloxacin, Ethambutol. Other additional antibiotics available by special request.
SOFT LAB abbreviation: IDAFB for identification; SNORG for susceptibility
Secondary code: 4603
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A