Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : AFB Culture, Blood Order Code : BLCA
Synonyms: AFB Culture/Blood ; Blood -AFB Culture: TB Culture-Blood
Specimen Type: Whole Blood, Bone Marrow (aspirate or core)
Container Type: BACTEC Myco/F Lytic bottle
Required Volume: **Collect 2** BACTEC Myco/F Lytic bottles. Ideal volume: 5mL each bottle.
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1mL. Use weight-based volume for pediatrics up to 5mL
Methodology: Automated blood culture instrumentation
Standard Run Times: Continuous automated monitoring
Turnaround Time: Up to 42 days; positives will be called.
Special Handling: Inoculated bottles should be sent to Lab as soon as possible. (Lithium heparin green top tube is also acceptable. If blood or bone marrow is collected in a green top tube, specimens should not be held > 48 hours). Keep at room temperature.
CPT Codes: 87116
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB246
SHC EPIC Code: LABBLCA
Causes For Rejection: Improperly labeled specimen. Improperly completed requisition. Specimen in wrong or leaking container. EDTA is NOT acceptable.
Department: Microbiology