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
  AFB Smear and Stain Specimen Type:
  also known as Acid Fast Smear, Ziehl-Neelsen Stain, TB Smear, Auramine Stain, AFB Stain

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Sterile Specimen Container
  or: Sterile Trap (Lukens-Trap)
  or: Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A NEGATIVE
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 10-50 mL If Sputum or body fluid/2 Swabs if from body site.
Absolute minimum amount: 10 mL
Method of collection: See sputum or body types.
Transportation: Deliver to laboratory within 1 to 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: 24 hrs tues-sat, 0600 - 2400 Sun/Mon
Stat turn around time: 1 hour
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: 0700
Routine turn around time: 24 hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : Daily
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviation: AFBST
Secondary code: 4605
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A