AFB CULTURE AND STAIN – STATE OF IDAHO
Name: AFB CULTURE AND STAIN - STATE OF IDAHO
Container: STERILE CONTAINER
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
Reported: 1 day for stain (positive results called), 6 weeks for culture
Note: Culture and concentrated stain (send out).