BLOOD CULTURE, ACID-FAST BACILLUS (AFB)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a yellow SPS tube. Send sample room temperature in original tube. Sample must arrive at Warde Laboratory the day of collection.

Alternate Specimen
Bone marrow: Yellow SPS

Methodology
Continuous Monitoring Blood Culture/Identification

Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
No growth

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround TimeWithin 45 days, Positive cultures reported as soon as detected. Final: Negative within 45 days.
Test CodeBCAF
CPT-4 Code (s)
87116, plus other CPT codes as indicated, at additional cost.
LOINC Codes
533-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory