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Test Code AFST Acid Fast Bacilli, Stain Only

Additional Codes

 

 

Specimen Type

Tissue, fluid, aspirate or respiratory

Container

Sterile container. Swabs are unacceptable.

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC Collection Instructions

UCMC Collection Instructions

See Culture, Acid Fast Bacilli for specimen requirements.


See Microbiology Specimen Collection:

 

  • See Table 1: BACTERIOLOGY, CHLAMYDIA, MYCOLOGY, MYCOBACTERIOLOGY (AFB), VIROLOGY

Availability

Monday through Saturday

Turnaround Time

Specimens received by 8:30AM will be processed and smears reported the same day, Monday through Saturday. On Sunday, smears are read by physician’s request.

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

Auramine-O stain

Additional Information

Transportation temperature: refrigerate if more than 2 hours.

CPT Code

87206

Reference Range

Negative.

Test Limitations

No direct exam performed on blood or bone marrow.

Critical Results

If positive, lab will notify physician.

Fee Code

30287206

Synonyms

Acid Fast Bacilli, Smear Only