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Culture, AFB, Blood

BD BACTEC Myco/F Lytic
(White Cap/Red Ring)
(Optimal Volume 1-5 mL)
Test ID   LAB246
EPIC Order
  AFB Culture, Blood
CPT Code(s)   87116
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1830
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: 5 mL blood, Bactec; see Comments for additional  information.
  micro: 1 mL blood Minimum Volume
Availability Routine: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time   Culture held for 6 weeks
Deliver Immediately; Must order at time of draw;
Appropriate for HIV positive patients with CD4 counts less than 100 or patients with a history of mycobacterial line infections.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 02, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514