|Description||Includes "Acid Fast Smear for Mycobacterium"
Positive cultures reflex to organism identification and antibiotic susceptibility tests.
Additional charges apply.
|Specimen||Collect specimen aseptically and place in screw capped sterile container.
Bronchoalveolar Lavage: 5 - 10 mL
NOTE: Specimen source is required on request form for processing.
|Reference Values||No acid fast bacilli isolated
If positive, mycobacterium will be identified.
Positive smear or culture is a critical value with auto call-back.
|Analytic Time||Positives are reported when detected. Negatives are reported in 60 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
87015 Specimen concentration
87116 Mycobacteria culture
87118 Mycobacteria identification, if indicated
87190 TB antibiotic susceptibility, if indicated
87206 Smear, stain and interpretation