Culture, AFB, Urine/Stool

Test ID   LAB877
EPIC Order
  Culture, AFB
CPT Code(s)   87116
Group/Individual Test   Individual

Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1830

Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: See Table Below
AFB Smear   No smear
Turnaround Time   Cultures held for 8 weeks
Reference Range    

For sites within UNC Medical Center, deliver within 2 hours of collection.

For sites outside of UNC Medical Center, specimens are acceptable if refrigerated and received within 5 days of collection.

Stool: for evaluation of disseminated MAVC in HIV+ patients only
Urine: early morning specimen for evaluation of renal TB.

Specimen Requirements, AFB: Urine/Stool

Specimen Type or Site Additional Comments Volume/Method of Collection Transport Container
Stool   5-10mL(gm) Sterile Cup
Urine 40mL minimum Sterile Cup

Reviewed by jcarr on May 12, 2022

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