64550:REFERRED ACID FAST BACILLI (AFB) AND IDENTIFICATION
Author PeaceHealth Laboratories
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||DNA Probes for M. tuberculosis Complex; M. Avium Intracellular Complex
||Preliminary same day as tested. Final at 72 hours to 4 weeks.
|Specimen Collection Details
||Viable organism in pure culture on any primary or tubed media that supports the growth of acid-fast organisms. Do not send agar plates.
||Package organism according to Infectious Substance Shipping guidelines.
||7 days temperature. Unstable frozen.
||A charge will be added for each DNA identification probe done. Probe negative isolates will be sent to a reference laboratory for identification. An additional charge will be added for this test.
||Nonviable organisms; mixed culture; leaking container; frozen specimen.