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Test Code AFSM AFB SMEAR ONLY, OTHER

Important Note

AFB Smear must be ordered in conjunction with AFB Culture.

This test is subject to reflex testing, see Laboratory Reflex Testing Policy, you have the option to decline reflex testing if you believe it is not medically necessary. For a first time positive AFB smear a M. tuberculosis PCR will be performed.

Additional Codes

Primary ID Epic Code Mayo Access ID
AFSM LAB266 FAH5115

 

Specimen Information

Container Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol Minimum Vol
Sterile Container *Sputum

Refrigerate

5 mL 5 mL 1 mL
Sterile Container Aspirate

Refrigerate

N/A N/A N/A
Sterile Container Respiratory Biopsy

Refrigerate

N/A N/A N/A
Sterile Container Tissue

Refrigerate

N/A N/A N/A

The sample must be received within 48 hours of collection.

Samples must be sealed in a leakproof container.

*Sputum: 3 first morning specimens on different days is recommended, however, 3 specimens collected 8 hours apart is acceptable as long as one specimen was collected as a first morning specimen. Due to the low sensitivity of the AFB smear, smear-only requests are not accepted.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Monday – Friday / 1 day / NOT available STAT

Method

Smear

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
AFB Smear                                                              87206

 

Instrumentation

Manual Method

Reference Range

Negative: No Acid Fast Bacilli seen/identified
Positive: Clinicians will be notified of all positive acid-fast bacilli seen.

Section

Microbiology-2

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

Order Code LOINC

Order Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
AFSM AFB Smear Only, Other 11545-1

 

Result Code LOINC(s)

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
SDES Specimen Description 31208-2
AF Acid Fast 11545-1
RPT Report Status N/A