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APAFB
ACID-FAST BACTERIUM, PUTTS HISTOCHEMICAL STAIN

Test Code APAFB 
Test ACID-FAST BACTERIUM, PUTTS HISTOCHEMICAL STAIN 
Description Useful for detecting acid-fast bacillus 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 
CPT Code(s) 88312