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AFB culture

Alternative Names:TB Culture
ZN
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:AFB and MYB
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Direct ZN will be performed, specimen will be referred to VIDRL for culture and conformation for ZN.

Please add MYB at data entry.

Specimen Types:Sputum
Bronchial Washings
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Container Types:
Sterile ContainerSterile Container
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Sputum- Three consecutive early morning specimens with the date of collection on the specimen container. Saliva is unsuitable.

Swabs - are unacceptable.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Daily
Additional Notes:

Direct ZN will be performed, specimen will be referred to VIDRL for culture and conformation for ZN.