Culture, Blood for Acid Fast Bacilli
Culture Blood for AFB - Blood Culture for AFB - Blood Culture for MAI
This order may also be used for bone marrow.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Decontaminate draw site with scrub/prep. Use aseptic techniques per defined procedure.
Blood or Bone Marrow in yellow SPS collection tube (black capped BTA MB bottles currently unavailable)
Wipe septum of SPS collection tube with alcohol before inserting blood (black capped BTA MB bottles currently unavailable)
5.0 mL of blood or bone marrow
1.0 mL blood and any quantity bone marrow
Blood with EDTA anti-coagulant
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Positive cultures are reported as soon as detected. Negative Preliminary: 1 week; Negative Final: 42 days
SPS tubes will be sent to ARUP (black capped BTA MB bottles currently unavailable)
Negative for acid-fast bacilli (AFB)
Positive smear for AFB from blood culture.
87116; CPT codes vary based on method.
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