AFB CULTURE (MYCOBACTE RIUM), RAPID WITH PNB TEST
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 8–10times. 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.
Rapid Automated Fluorescent AFB Culture and Automated AFB Identification by PNB test.
Sample Daily by 1 pm
Report Interim: 16 days & 4 weeks Final: 6 weeks & 2 days, PNB test: 12 days after AFB culture is positive
For AFB Antitubercular Sensitivity, use appropriate test code. Request as additional tests.