|Test||ACID-FAST BACTERIUM, FITES HISTOCHEMICAL STAIN|
|Description||Useful to detect the presence of Mycobacterium leprae in tissue specimens.
NOTE: This test is usually ordered in conjunction with a pathology consultation. The pathology professional component will be billed separately by the consulting pathologist.
|Specimen||10% formalin-fixed tissue specimen or paraffin block.|
|Reference Values||An interpretive report will be issued.|
|Analytic Time||2 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|