Lab Test : Bone Marrow Acid Fast Culture

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Alternate:Bone Marrow TB Culture; Mycobacteria Culture of Bone Marrow; Bone Marrow MAI
Includes:Culture and acid fast stain, Susceptibility by special request.
Phone:(937) 641-3908
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 week. Negative cultures are finalized at 6 weeks, positives as identified.
Specimen:Bone marrow aspirate
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Heparinized syringe or yellow stopper isolator tube
Temperature:Room temperature, transport to lab within 30 minutes
Rejection:Not received at proper temperature or within specimen time frame.
Normal:No acid fast organisms seen on smear, No acid fast growth at 6 weeks
Uses:Identify microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth A negative culture does not necessarily rule out infection.

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