Laboratory: Clinical Microbiology
Test Name:
AFB TISSUE CULTURE
Test Code: AFBT
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 8 weeks

 

Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
Alternate Device:
1 - Copan M40 Swab System  - *Suboptimal specimen.  Swabs from surgical sites (only when tissue not available).
Specimen Required:

Tissue or swabs from surgical sites

Sample Collection Manual Link 

Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:

A descriptive report will be sent

Availability:
Weekdays
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