CULTURE BONE MARROW AFB (BMA)
: BMA, Acid Fast bacilli, Bone marrow culture
: AFB culture, AFB smear
: 87116: culture, 87206: stain, 87015: concentration
: Culture and fluorochrome stain
: Negative for acid fast bacilli
: SPS anticoagulant - 1-5 mL Container obtained from lab, 615-322-3046.
: Bone marrow
: >1 mL
: 1 mL
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Non sterile or leaking container. Specimens submitted in anticoagulant other than SPS. Excessive delay in transport.
: AFB smear: 1-3 days. Culture: 6 weeks for negative culture. Varies for positive culture
: AFB smear included with culture and has a separate charge. There will be separate charges for organism identification for positive cultures. AFB susceptibility testing is sent out to a reference laboratory. Mycobacterium tuberculosis susceptibility testing is done automatically by the TN State Lab. Susceptibility testing for other Mycobacterium species must be requested; these tests are sent to a reference laboratory
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