TB Blood

TB Blood Culture

Test Name:  

TB Blood Culture

Alternate Name (s):  


Laboratory Module:  


Ordering Mnemonic:  


Once selected enter the source

Arterial, Bone Marrow, Central Line, Hickman, Peripheral (venous), Picc Line, Portacath

Enter Spec Description as SET 1 or SET 2 etc

Specimen Type:   

Blood or Bone Marrow

Collection Container:  

2 x 5mL Green Top Tubes

Container Information
Green TubeGreen Tube

Collection Information:  

Collect x2 heparnized tubes using proper collection technique. Store at room temperature.

Bone Marrow
As much as possible in a heparin tube.


Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:  


Preliminary: 1 to9 weeks

Final: 1 to 9 weeks

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 1 to9 weeks

Final: 1 to 9 weeks

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:  

As TB is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.

Lab Process Notes :  


Storage & Transport:  

The specimen should be transported as soon as possible, without delay. Viability may decrease with prolonged storage. The specimen should then be refrigerated.

Test Referred to :   

Public Health Laboratories, Hamilton

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Updated July 6 2012

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