Lab Test : Blood Culture Acid Fast

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Alternate:Blood Culture for TB ; Mycobacteria Blood Culture; MAI Blood Culture; TB Blood Culture
Includes:Acid fast culture, susceptibility by special request
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:BCAF
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 week. Negative cultures are finalized at 6 weeks, positives as identified.
Specimen:Blood
Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Isolator tube
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.
Method:Culture
 

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