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  Sputum AFB Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as Sputum TB Culture, AFB Culture Sputum, TB Culture Sputum, Respiratory AFB Culture



Specimen requirements: Sterile Specimen Container
  or: Sterile Trap (Lukens-Trap)
  NOT ACCEPTABLE:  Sputum Swabs
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 5 - 10 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 2 mL
Method of collection: Expectorated or induced sample (not saliva)
Transportation: Deliver to Laboratory within 1-2 hours. Delayed samples should be refrigerated.
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: N/A
Must be in by: 0700
Routine turn around time: 24 Hours for stain/ 8 weeks for culture
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: Deeply coughed specimen, transtracheal aspirate, or bronch brush preferred. Recommended screening procedure: 3 first morning specimens collected on 3 successive days.  However, 3 samples collected at 8 hour intervals will be accepted.  Have patient rinse mouth well with water to avoid contamination with food particles and mouth flora.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXAFB
Secondary code: 4601
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A