Laboratory: Clinical Microbiology
Test Name:
AFB FLUID CULTURE - (Fl)
Test Code: AFBF
Clinical Information:

1.  Stat AFB smears done until 2100 h  (Approval by Clinical Microbiologist required)

2.  No smears on urine specimens
3.  Smear reports available weekdays - positive smears phoned immediately
4.  Positive cultures phoned to ward
5.  Interim reports sent as necessary
6.  Final negative reports available in 8 weeks

 

Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

CSF, urine, pleural etc.

Sample Collection Manual Link 

Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:

A descriptive report will be sent

Availability:
Weekdays
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