ACID FAST WORKUP

Test Code
AFW

CPT Codes
87116, 87206

Preferred Specimen
SPECIMEN

Transport Container
STERILE CUP


Transport Temperature
REF-24HRS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
ACID FAST WORKUP


Clinical Significance
An acid-fast bacteria (AFB) culture is done to determine if the patient has
tuberculosis (TB) or another mycobacterial infection. Besides tuberculosis, the other main mycobacterial infections are leprosy and a TB-like disease that affects people with HIV/AIDS.




Performing Laboratory
CHILD LAB -- AFDC/AFTC



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.