WELCOME TO UCSD LABORATORY SERVICES GUIDE  
cms.ucsd.edu/labref/default.asp
 #   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Wound AFB Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as AFB Culture Wound, Wound Mycobacteria Culture, Mycobacteria Culture Wound

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: BBL Cultureswab Plus
  or: Syringe
  or: Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 2 swabs/tubes or syringe with 1.0 mL of fluid
Absolute minimum amount: 1 swab/tube or syringe with 0.5 mL of fluid
Method of collection: Pus properly obtained from an abscess with swabs or syringe
Transportation: Deliver to lab as soon as possible. (1-3 hours), if delay, keep as room temperature.
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number and type of specimen.
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 cultures held 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: Obtain BBL Cultureswab Plus from the Microbiology lab. See wound culture for collection technique. Swabs should be submitted to the laboratory only when aspirated purulent fluid, exudate, or biopsy material cannot be obtained. If swabs are submitted, one swab should be provided for each procedure requested. Requisition must state specific site of specimen and clinical diagnosis. AFB wound cultures will include an acid fast stain. All acid fast isolates will be identified to species level, and susceptibility tests will be performed.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXAFB
Secondary  code: 4601
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A