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
Looking to order a test?
We’ve provided helpful links to make ordering easy.Find a Requisition
All specimens should be accompanied by a requisition.Submitting Specimens
Learn about how to properly label and where to ship specimens.Order Kits and Supplies
MLabs provides all the supplies necessary for the collection of specimens.Test FAQ
Visit our provider FAQ and learn about common questions to ordering tests.
Isolate and identify mycobacteria
No growth of mycobacteria
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
MLabs client requests for this test will be sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories (Focus Diagnostics). Collect CSF in sterile tube or container. Refrigerate.