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64550:REFERRED ACID FAST BACILLI (AFB) AND IDENTIFICATION
Methodology:DNA Probes for M. tuberculosis Complex; M. Avium Intracellular Complex
Edit Date:1/11/2008
Performed:Tuesday, Friday
Released:Preliminary same day as tested. Final at 72 hours to 4 weeks.
CPT Code:87797 x2
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Viable organism in pure culture on any primary or tubed media that supports the growth of acid-fast organisms. Do not send agar plates.
Handling:Package organism according to Infectious Substance Shipping guidelines.
Stability:7 days temperature. Unstable frozen.
Transport:Ambient.
Comments: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.

Rejection Criteria:Nonviable organisms; mixed culture; leaking container; frozen specimen.