AFB blood culture-6591

Test info

  
AFB blood culture
  
6591
  
87116.0
  
AFB
  
AFB
Mycobacterium
TB culture
  

Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.

Specimen

  
Sodium heparin (Na hep) whole blood
  
  
5.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  

Use same aseptic collection technique as for a routine blood culture.

  

Submit entire specimen

  

Dk green Sodium heparin (Na hep), no gel

  
  

Isolator microbial vial/tube, 10mL

  

Ambient

  
  • Lithium (Li) heparin tubes
  • Lavender (EDTA) tubes
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container

Performance

  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
6 weeks
  

Culture

 

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

No growth

Billing

  
87116
Additional CPT codes:
87186 - Sensitivities (if appropriate)
87077 - ID (if appropriate)
This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
09/25/2019
  
03/06/2020