MYCOBACTERIA, CULTURE, with FLUOROCHROME SMEAR

Components
BOTH CODE (MC AND MCFS) MUST BE ORDERED AT THE SAME TIME. MCFS and MC CANNOT BE ORDERED INDIVIDUALLY.

Specimen Required
Send 10.0 mL body fluids or lower respiratory tract specimens. Collected in a sterile, screw-capped leak-proof container.

Alternate Specimen
Preferred:
Urine (clean catch midstream or catheter collection): 40.0 mL (20.0 mL minimum).
CSF 2.0 mL (1.0 mL minimum)
Tissue (1-2 cm x 1-2 cm piece recommended) - place tissue and needle biopsies in sterile leak proof container with small amount of saline.
Gastric lavage: 10.0 mL in a sterile leak proof container, must be neutralized with sodium bicarbonate within 4 hours of collection (2.0 mL minimum)
1.0 mL exudate, aspirate, lesion material, ocular specimen collected in a sterile leak-proof container.
Acceptable:
Swabs in Amies liquid; Amies gel swab transport system; samples in Anaerobic Transport medium, ONLY if it is an irreplaceable sample type; throat/oral/swabs from cystic fibrosis patients; Stuarts or Eswab ONLY if tissue biopsy or wound aspirate is not available.

Rejection Criteria
24 hour urine or sputum specimens, specimen in formalin or alcohol, leaking specimens, urine in preservative.

Methodology
Continuous Monitoring Broth Culture System and Conventional culture

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround TimeCulture: 54-62 days; Stain: 48-72 hours
Test CodeBOTH CODES (MC and MCFS) MUST BE ORDERED AT THE SAME TIME. MCFS - Mycobacteria, Culture; MC - Mycobacteria Fluorchrome Smear
CPT-4 Code (s)
87116, 87015 Culture, Concentration (MCFS)
87206 Smear (MC)
LOINC Codes
Specimen Source:   31208-2  
Preliminary Culture:   90433-4  
Final Report:   543-9  
Acid-fast Bacilli Stain:   87243-2  

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