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Blood Cultures for Mycobacteria

Alternate names:
AFB culture (blood), Mycobacterial Blood Culture
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
AFB
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
TB blood culture bottleTB blood culture bottle
Collection Instructions:

Myco/F lytic blood culture bottle obtained from Microbiology

Phone 9895 3475

These specimens are especially useful for recovery of Mycobacterium avium complex. (e.g. sepsis in HIV patients and other disseminated mycobacterial infections).

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
6 weeks
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

Myco/F lytic blood culture bottle obtained from Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory (MRL), VIDRL

Contact MRL 9342 2674

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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