CULTURE STOOL AFB (STA)
: Feces culture AFB, STA, Acid fast bacilli
: AFB culture, AFB stain
: 87116: culture 87206: stain 87015: concentration
: Culture and fluorochrome stain
: Negative for acid fast bacilli
: Plastic stool container
: 5-10 g
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Leaking container. 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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