Pathology - Test Catalog
Culture, AFB - Body Fluids (Sterile Sources)
Fluids: 2 ml
Smear included with Culture
Body fluids (CSF, Bile Fluid, Pleural Fluid, Culdecentesis Fluid, Dialysis Fluid, Hydrocele Fluid, Joint Fluid), Bone or Tissue in sterile container. Obtain media from microbiology at (717) 531-8189 for bone marrow aspirate.
Deliver to lab within 1 hour of collection; not refrigerate
CSF for AFB processed only with approval of the medical director (717) 531-8189. Bone Marrow aspirate inoculated by physician at bedside.
2 hours, if refrigerated
Negative or positive for AFB. DNA probe performed on positive cultures for identification of M.tuberculosis, M.avium-intracellulare complex and M.gordonae. Further identification performed if all probes are negative. Susceptibility testing is available through reference lab.
24 hours a day, seven days a week
Specimens held for 6 weeks before finalized as negative
Positive for AFB
No AFB isolated