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Test Code MICR0014 Acid Fast Bacillus Stain Only

AKA

AFB

Container Type

Glass Slide
Sterile screw top container

Specimen Type/Requirements

Thin smear of exudate or send specimen in a sterile screw container. 

Heat fix smear.

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services Note:

Specimens in anaerobic gel media will be rejected

Stability

Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 2 days
Frozen: NA

Instructions

Indicate source.

 

Concentration of Acid Fast Bacilli Stain by Fluorochrome will be performed at an additional charge when
quantity of sample is sufficient.

 

This is an order for smear only.


If culture is desired also please order Culture, Acid Fast Bacillus with Stain (MICR0019)

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Microscopic

CPT

87206

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls