Test Catalog

Test

Code
M875
Name
ACID FAST BACILLUS (AFB) STAIN
Description

Alternative Names: AURAMINE-RHODAMINE KINYOUN MYCOBACTERIUM TB, ZIEHL-NEELSEN, 1126, AFB STAIN, 4503, Y143, M875
Includes: Microscopic observation
Sample Type: Secretions, Fluid, Tissue, Early Morning Sputum, Blood
Preferred Container: Sterile Cup
Sample Volume: 1.0 mL
Handling Instructions: Not available as a STAT procedure.
If Stat stain needed, order Kinyoun, M029
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Testing Frequency: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Expected Turn Around Time: 2 Days
Testing Facility: AEL
CPT Codes: 87206
Note: STAT smears must be ordered and requested as a Kinyoun stain, M029.
Submission of smears is discouraged.
State specific anatomic site.
For blood samples, order to C BLTB, M860.