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  Body Fluid AFB Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as AFB Culture Body Fluid, TB Culture Body Fluid, Body Fluid Mycobacteria Culture, Mycobacteria Culture Body Fluid, Body Fluid TB Culture

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Sterile Specimen Container
  or: Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)
  or: Syringe
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 50 cc
Absolute minimum amount: 5 cc
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Transport to the Laboratory immediately.
Label instructions: Tubes, cups or syringes 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: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: Negative results in 8 weeks.
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: After specimen is obtained, leave specimen in syringe, remove needle and replace with sterile luer-loc syringe plug. Contamination with flora from skin and other body surfaces should be avoided.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXAFB
Secondary code: 4601
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A