BD MGIT, Culture
Isolate and identify mycobacteria
No growth of mycobacteria
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Preliminary results are reported in 12-24 hours. The health care provider will be notified of positive cultures. Negative cultures are reported after 6 weeks.
- AFB Culture, Cerebrospinal Fluid
- CSF, AFB Culture
- Culture, CSF, AFB
- Mycobacteria Culture, CSF
- Spinal Fluid, AFB Culture
- TB Culture, CSF
- AFB Smear and Culture
- AFB BTA CULTURE
- Acid Fast Bacilli Culture, CSF
MLabs client requests for this test will be sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories (Focus Diagnostics). Collect CSF in sterile tube or container. Refrigerate.
Test includes: culture, acid-fast smear and concentration if specimen of greater than 1 mL received. Test includes susceptibility testing of potentially pathogenic organism(s) at an additional charge unless specifically declined. Susceptibilities are performed on the first organism isolated from a patient and at 2-6 month intervals if that organism continues to be isolated while the patient is on therapy. Organism ID and M. tuberculosis susceptibility testing is sent to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS); although there is no charge for testing, MLabs charges a handling fee for processing and forwarding specimens to MDHHS. Non-tuberculosis susceptibility testing is sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories. A subculture of the isolate is kept by the Microbiology Laboratory for further testing, if necessary. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.