ACID FAST CULTURE, urine (088-0089)
Synonyms: AFB Culture, urine; TB Culture, urine
CPT 4 Code: 87116
Test Order Mnemonic: C AUR
Test Includes: Isolation of Mycobacterium species
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Complete first morning specimen for each of three consecutive days.
Storage Instructions: Refrigerate
Causes for Rejection: Insufficient quantity, 24-hour collection, submission of more than one specimen within a 24-hour time
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Cultures are held 6 weeks
Volume: Up to 100 ml
Container: Sterile container
Test Method: Culture - broth and agar
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux