AFB STAIN

Code
600.0100
Name
AFB STAIN
Category
None
Department
Microbiology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
TB Smear
CPT Codes
87206
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

AFB STAIN

Specimen Information

Type

Sputum (sterile container)

Volume

Transport Info

Room Temp

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Sputum specimen: - Patient should cough deeply and expectorate into sterile container - Patient’s mouth, lips, tongue, or fingers should not touch the inside of the container - If needed, deep coughing can be induced by inhalation of nebulized warm aerosol containing saline - Specimen should consist of thick mucoid material, not saliva. Submit, bronchial aspirate, tracheal aspirate, or transtracheal aspirate specimens collected in sterile containers or collection traps.

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

Microscopic Examination

Clinical Significance

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