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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Green Top
Blood Culture AFB
Allow tube to fill completely
Alternative name(s)

Lab section Microbiology    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days (Sun-Fri)    
When reported
Sunday-Friday    
   
LIS code:
BLAFB
EPIC Code:
AFB CULTURE, BLOOD
   
Important notes: Collect 5 mL blood in a dark (no gel) green top tube; prep top with alcohol before inoculation. Routine blood culture vial is unacceptable.


Rejection criteria: Routine blood culture vial, Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen
Transportation notes: within 2 hr, RT
Transportation devices:
Specimen preparation:

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Last revised 10/20/2014