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Culture- Acid Fast Bacillus, Blood/Bone Marrow (Updated)


Name Method Department Units
AFB Culture, Blood/Bone Marrow Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood, Bone marrow

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Isolator tube

N/A 1.5 mL

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Collect using standard sterile technique
  • Protect from cold.
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Specimen not in isolator tube
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Not received at proper temperature

CPT Code

  • 87116