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Test Catalogue

​Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Smear and Culture

Bone Marrow

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

Specimen Requirements​ ​

Type​
  • ​Blood
​Container

​Saskatoon Hospitals

Referred In

​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 3 to 5 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 1 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
​Stability/Storage
  • ​Stable at room temperature prior to transport
  • Do NOT refrigerate

Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
Testing Site​
  • ​Bacteriology Laboratory, RUH
Results Reporting​
Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention
​Alternate Test Names
  • TB
  • Mycobacterium

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-359 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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