Blood Culture, Mycobacteria (AFB)


Sunquest Code:BAFB  
Epic Code:LAB246Epic Name:Blood Culture AFB
Synonyms:Mycobacterium Blood Culture; AFB Blood Culture
Methodology:BACTEC fluorescence culture method
CPT Code:87116, 87118
Test Includes:Culture for Mycobacteria in blood stream of patients with depressed immune systems (e.g., Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Mycobacterial species that are detected will be referred to ARUP Laboratories for further identification.
Turnaround Time:Preliminary results are updated daily. Physician is contacted when culture is positive; negative results are reported within 6 weeks.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or bone marrow
Optimal Volume:8 mL blood or 4 mL bone marrow
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.5 mL low volume blood or bone marrow
Collection Instructions:
See Blood Collection for Cultures (Bacterial, Fungal, Viral) under Laboratory Procedures.  
Patient Preparation:
See Blood Collection for Cultures (Bacterial, Fungal, Viral) under Laboratory Procedures.  


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Any Mycobacterial isolate should be evaluated in relation to the patient's clinical state.
Reference Range:No growth.
Use:Isolate mycobacteria.


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