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AFB CULTURE AND STAIN - STATE OF IDAHO

Test Name  AFB CULTURE AND STAIN - STATE OF IDAHO 
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Department  Microbiology 
Container  STERILE CONTAINER 
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Handling  Specimen: Aspirate, biopsy, body fluids, bone, bronchical specimens, sputum, stool, urine, tissue subitted in sterile leakproof containers. Blood: 10l SPS (yellow top) or heparin (greentop) Body fluids: 10ml minimum Bone: no fixative Bone Marrow: 5-10ml SPS (yellow top) Bronchial specimens: >/= 5ml CSF: >/= 2ml Gastric: 50ml optimal Biopsy: no fixative/cover with sterile saline Sputum: 5-10ml Stool: >/= 1gm Urine: 40ml minimum Refer to Bureau of Laboratories for specifics. Send to Idaho Bureau of Laboratories Mon-Thur 
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Reported   1 day for stain (positive results called), 6 weeks for culture 
Note  Culture and concentrated stain (send out). 
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