C/s, afb (mycobacteria) for sterile body fluids & tissues

Test Methodology:

Manual AFB Culture Method


Running Day:

Daily


Turn Around Time:

8 weeks


Specimen Requirement:

collected in a sterile container


Patient Preparation:

None


Special Considerations:

Fluid and tissue/mass specimens collected in transport swabs are not optimal for testing and will be rejected


Unit Conducting the Service:

Microbiology