TB for Other

TB Culture (Other)

Test Name:   TB Culture (Other)
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   Microbiology
Ordering Mnemonic:   TB O

A further description of the site from where the specimen was collected should then be entered. For instance:

SPU- Sputum expectorated

ETT- Endotracheal Tube

Use the source dictionary to define the exact location of where the specimen was obtained from for a more accurate processing of the specimen.

Specimen Type:   

Respiratory samples such as sputum, tracheal aspirate, or bronchoscopy samples.

Collection Container:   Sterile Container
Container Information
Sterile Container
Collection Information:   Respiratory samples: Sputum, tracheal aspirate or bronchoscopy samples should be collected directly into a sterile container or may be submitted within the endotracheal aspirate tube.
Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

Preliminary: 1 to 9 weeks

Final: 1 to 9 weeks

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 1 to 9 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:   Viability may decrease with prolonged storage so transport as soon as possible. The specimen should then be refrigerated.
Test Referred to :    Public Health Laboratories, Hamilton


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