AFB CULTURE, (MYCOBACTE RIUM), RAPID
Does not include ANTI- TUBERCULAR DRUG SENSITIVITY.
Blood/Bone Marrow: Collect 8 mL (5 mL min.) Blood/Bone marrow in Myco F / Lytic bottle available from ADL. Mix by gentle inversion 8–10 times. Ship at 18–22°C. CSF: Collect 2 mL (1 mL min.) CSF in a Red Top (No Additive) tube or sterile screw capped container. Do not use SST gel barrier tubes. Ship refrigerated. Pus/Body fluids (Pleural/Pericardial/Ascitic/ Synovial/Ocular) Aspirates /Semen/ BAL Bronchial washings: Submit as much as possible (1 mL min.) in sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated. Endometrial curettings/Tissue: Submit in sterile normal saline in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated. Swabs: Submit swabs in 1 mL sterile normal saline in sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated. Sputum/Urine: Submit 2 Spot (random) morning samples, 5-10 mL (1 mL min.) sputum/10 mL (5 mL min.) urine in sterile screw capped container. Do not pool the samples. Ship refrigerated. Gastric Lavage: Submit 5-10 mL (2 mL min.) gastric lavage in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated . Overnight fasting is mandatory.]
[Automated Fluorescent, ICT, MALDI-TOF
Sample Daily by 3.30 pm
Report Interim: 14 days & 4 weeks Final: 6 weeks Positive results between 2-42 days shall be informed telephonically.
For AFB Antitubercular Sensitivity, use appropriate test code. Request as additional tests.