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AFB DIRECT SMEAR

Test Name  AFB DIRECT SMEAR 
Mnemonic  AFBD 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   87206 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  STERILE CUP 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Specimen: Aspirate, sputum, body fluids, tissue in sterile containers.  
Preferred Volume   
Minimum Volume   
Stability  Stability: Ambient: 2 hours Refrigerated: 48 hours 
Reject Criteria  Unacceptable conditions: Nonsterile or leaking containers, dry materials, dry swabs, and syringes with needle attached. 
Component   
Methodology  Fluorescent stain 
Units   
Reference Range    
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information   
Performed   
Reported   1 day for stain, 2-6 weeks for culture (if indicated) 
Note  Culture (send out) required for identification of positive stains. 
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Cross References   
Referred Lab   
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