Test directory: Organism I.D. - AFB

Ordering Code4534
Test NameOrganism I.D. - AFB
AliasMycobacteria Identification
Acid Fast Bacilli Identification &
Preferred SpecimenPure Acid-Fast Organism
Preferred ContainerAgar Slant (tube)/bottle or MGIT culture Broth
Other Specimen/ContainerAcid-Fast Organism in other mycobacterial broth media
Optimum Volume2 mL of broth or visible growth on agar slant
Collection InstructionsIndicate the isolate source on the requisition.
Handling InstructionsCulture must be pure and safely contained (agar plate is not acceptable & potentially biohazardous). Air transported specimens must be packaged according to infectious shipment regulations. A processing fee will be assessed if mixed isolates are submitted.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Months
Rejection CriteriaIsolate packaged incorrectly, Broken Vial, Non-viable organism, Agar plate received, Frozen
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 3 Weeks
Additional time is required if growth is inadequate, culture is not pure, if sensitivity will be performed or if organism is sent to a reference lab for further workup.
MethodologyDNA Probe and/or referral to reference laboratory

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Site:ALLSee report.
AFB Culture Status:ALLSee report.
Culture FollowupALLSee report.