|Alternate:||Blood Culture for TB ; Mycobacteria Blood Culture; MAI Blood Culture; TB Blood Culture|
|Includes:||Acid fast culture, susceptibility by special request|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Preliminary report at 1 week. Negative cultures are finalized at 6 weeks, positives as identified.|
|Temperature:||Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
|Rejection:||Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Specimen not in isolator tube
|Normal:||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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