AFB Stain : 1000048

Test Code
AFBS or 1000048

Alias/See Also
Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB); Acid-Fast Smear for Mycobacterium; AFB (Acid-Fast Bacilli); Bacillus, Acid-Fast
CPT Codes
87206

Instructions
Specimens should be collected and submitted as noted for cultures in sterile screw capped container or submit 2 heat-fixed slides.

Transport Container
Refer to AFB culture for specimens or submit 2 heat-fixed slides in cardboard slide folder, securely sealed.

Transport Temperature
Slide: Ambient; specimens in sterile screw capped container: Ambient.

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

Methodology
Fluorochrome stain for acid-fast bacteria

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Reference Range
No Acid Fast Bacillus seen

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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