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
Container Type: BACTEC Myco/F Lytic bottle
Required Volume: 5 mL for adults; Weight-based volume up to 5mL for pediatrics
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1 mL for bone marrow aspirate, varies for fluid and tissue
Methodology: Automated blood culture instrumentation
Standard Run Times: Continuous automated monitoring
Turnaround Time: Up to 42 days; positives will be called.
Special Handling: 1. Specimens should be sent to Lab as soon as possible. 2. 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