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Culture- Acid Fast Bacillus, Cutaneous/Soft Tissue (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
AFB Culture, Superficial BacT/Alert
Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Battery Members

Acid Fast Bacillus Culture, Acid Fast Bacillus Stain

Specimen Requirements

Cutaneous / Soft tissue, Lesion, Aspirate, Scrapings

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 12 hour(s)

Alternate

Dual culture swab system

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

CPT Code

  • 87116
  • 87206