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Blood Culture for Mycobacteria

Alternative Names:Mycobacteria Blood Culture
MAC Culture
AFB Blood Culture
TB Blood Culture
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:BCM
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Bactec Myco/F Lytic bottleBactec Myco/F Lytic bottle
Collection & Request Instructions:

Remove plastic flip top from culture bottle and disinfect with an alcohol pad or equivalent. This is important because the bottle septum is not sterile.

Add 1-5mL of blood to one Bactec Myco/F Lytic bottle (red top).

 

 

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Daily