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AFB STAIN, MISCELLANEOUS SAMPLE

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AFB STAIN, MISCELLANEOUS SAMPLE

AFB stain provides a presumptive diagnosis of Mycobacterial disease. It can be used to follow the progress of tubercular patients on therapy. AFB culture to be performed in all suspected cases

Test Type : Fluid & Urine

Pre-test Information : No special preparation required

Report Delivery : Sample Daily by 3.30 pm; Report Same day

AFB STAIN, MISCELLANEOUS SAMPLE

Test Code A-027
Test Description **AFB STAIN, MISCELLANEOUS SAMPLE
Clinical Category TUBERCULOSIS
Sample Miscellaneous specimens (Urine, Pus, Body Fluids like pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, gastric, bronchial, semen etc.) in a sterile, screw capped container OR Swabs in sterile normal saline OR Bone marrow in 1 Green Top (Sodium Heparin) tube OR smeared onto 4 clean glass slides fixed immediately in 95% ethanol for 30 minutes and air dried. For gastric lavage , patient should be fasting for previous 12 hours. Transport the gastric lavage specimens within 4 hrs of collection. Specify type of specimen on container and test request form. Ship refrigerated
Method/Technology Fluorescent and conventional microscopic examination
Storage/Temp
Reporting Time DAILY