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Test Code AFBS Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB) Stain Only

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Auramine Stain

Specimen Requirements

Place specimen in a screw-capped, sterile container. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Reference Values

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

Critical value:  Positive result.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

87206

Secondary ID

HHA1357

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code

Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB) Stain Only

11545-1