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ACID FAST CULTURE
Number 701
CPT Code 87116
Alias MYCOBACTERIA, ACID-FAST, AFB, TB
Specimen Container Sterile Container
Specimen Type Sputum, Fluid
Turn Around Time Up to 6 weeks
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 

Broth/agar-based culture

Limitations 
Rejection Criteria 
Additional Instructions 
Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
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