TB for Tissue

TB Culture (Tissue)

Test Name:  

TB Culture (Tissue)

Alternate Name (s):  


Laboratory Module:  


Ordering Mnemonic:  


Once tissue is selected as the source, a further description can be entered using the source dictionary. For instance:

ABD- Abdomen

HANL- Hand Left

GROR-Groin Right

LEGL- Leg Left

SCA- Scalp

Use the free text comment section  to define the exact location of where the specimen was obtained from for a more accurate processing of the specimen.


Specimen Type:   

Any tissue from the body, may be used.

Collection Container:  

Sterile Container


Collection Information:  

Remove surface material by wiping with sterile saline or 70% alcohol.

The physician will take a portion of tissue in the area of question.

The tissue is then quickly transferred to a sterile container.

The sample is then labeled appropriately and then sent to the laboratory immediately.

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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