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.
Skin Culture, AFB
Culture, Skin, AFB
Cutaneous, AFB Culture
Mycobacteria Culture, Skin
TB Culture, Skin
AFB Smear and Culture
AFB BTA CULTURE
Acid Fast Bacilli Culture, Skin
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Isolate and identify mycobacteria
No growth of mycobacteria
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Aseptically collect scrapings or biopsy of skin or lesions. DO NOT SEND SWABS. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted for AFB culture should be separated from the portion submitted for other testing. For optimum recovery, send immediately. If specimen must be stored, refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. May be refrigerated up to 24 hrs; do not incubate. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time.