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ACID FAST STAIN
Number 700
CPT Code 87206
Alias MYCOBACTERIA, ACID-FAST, AFB, TB
Specimen Container Sterile Container
Specimen Type Sputum, Fluid
Turn Around Time 24-72 Hours
Days Performed 
Reference Range Negative
Alternate Specimen Whole blood, tissue, CSF, bone marrow, urine, stool, biopsy of skin
Volume 5 mL Sputum or Fluid
Stability Ambient N/A
Stability Refrigerated 72 Hours
Stability Frozen N/A
Patient Preparation 
Methodology 

Flourescence microscopy

Limitations 
Rejection Criteria 
Additional Instructions 
Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
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