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culture, blood, mycobacteria
Synonyms: Blood Culture, Mycobacteria; Acid Fast Blood Culture; AFB Blood Culture 
Computer Code: BCAFB
Specimen Collection: Inoculate BacT Alert/ MB blood culture bottle. 
Minimum Volume: 5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport ASAP at room temp. 
Reference Values: No growth. All isolates are identified. Susceptibility on Mycobacterium tuberculosis only.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 8 weeks Pos: 3-12 weeks 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87116 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 10/23/2014
Time: 17:20:59 (24hr)