Preliminary results are reported in 24 hours. The health care provider will be notified of positive cultures. Negative cultures are reported after 6 weeks.
Bone Marrow Culture, AFB
Culture, Bone Marrow, AFB
Mycobacteria Culture, Bone Marrow
TB Culture, Bone Marrow
AFB BLOOD CULTURE
AFB BLOOD CULTURE
Acid Fast Bacilli Culture, Bone Marrow
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Versa Trek Culture, AFB
Effective method for isolating atypical mycobacteria from bone marrow in acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
No growth of mycobacteria
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect bone marrow in pediatric Isolator tube available from MLabs. After collecting specimen, mix tube contents well to lyse blood cells and prevent clotting. Do not refrigerate or incubate; store and transport at room temperature. For optimum recovery, send directly to the laboratory; Isolator may be stored up to 16 hours. Label tube with patient's name, registration number, and culture number or anatomic site if more than one culture is drawn at one time. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic or antifungal therapy, and clinical diagnosis. If unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be called and another specimen will be requested before disposal of the specimen.