Culture, AFB, Bone Marrow

Test ID LAB246
EPIC Order
Culture, AFB
CPT Code(s) 87116
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1830
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Aspirate or Biopsy; See Table Below
AFB smear Yes
Availability Routine: Mon-Fri, 08:00-16:00;
Call lab (4-1805) to schedule, at least 2 hours prior to collection
Turnaround Time Culture held for 8 weeks

Deliver within 2 Hours of collection

Specimen Requirements, AFB: Fluids

Specimen Type or Site Transport Container (NOTE: No Preservatives)

Sterile Tube or Cup

Aspirate Microbiology personnel assist at bedside with proper media inoculation.
Requires 3 -5 mL of aspirate optimally.

Reviewed by jcarr on December 07, 2021

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