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Home > Acid-fast Bacilli (AFB) Identification
Submit a slant or = 2.0 mL of a broth culture. Specify the type of media used.
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms; there is an additional charge for purification/isolation of cultures containing a non-acid-fast contaminant, or more than one mycobacterial species.
There is an additional charge for purification/isolation of cultures containing a non-acid-fast contaminant, or more than one mycobacterial species.
Identification of AFB
Variable depending on methodology
Mycobacteriology Lab (TB)
2d;AFB Identification by Accuprobe;AFB Identificatio by Line Probe (Hain Test);AFB Identification by DNA Probe;AFB Identification by Line Probe (Hain Test)
AFB3, AFB5, NTM1, NTM2, NTM3, NTM4, NTM5, MTB1, MTB2, MTB3, MTB4, MTB5, MTB6
Identification to the species level is done using a combination of procedures determined by the National Jewish Health laboratory (AccuProbe, line probe, 16S rDNA sequencing, rpoB sequencing, and/or biochemicals).
AST performed on nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) isolates by request only.
Per Official ATS/IDSA Statement: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases (2007),M. gordonae is frequently encountered in the environment and in clinical laboratories but is almost always considered nonpathogenic; therefore, AST forM. gordonae is performed by specific request only.
Identification of M. tuberculosis complex 87150
Species within M tuberculosis complex 87153x1
NTM identification 87153x1
Species within M. abscessus 87153x1
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