Laboratory: Clinical Microbiology
Test Name:
AFB RESPIRATORY CULTURE - (Resp)
Test Code: AFBR
Clinical Information:

1.  Stat AFB smears done until 2100 h  (Approval by Clinical Microbiologist required)
2.  Smear reports available weekdays - positive smears phoned immediately
3.  Positive cultures phoned to ward
4.  Interim reports sent as necessary
5.  Final negative reports available in 6 weeks

 

Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Sputum, Tracheal Secretions, Bronchial Wash

Sample Collection Manual Link 

Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:

A descriptive report will be sent

Availability:
Weekdays
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