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culture, bone marrow, mycobacteria
Synonyms: Bone Marrow Acid Fast Bacilli; Bone Marrow, AFB 
Computer Code: (BCAFB)
Specimen Collection: Obtain BacT/Alert MB bottle for inoculation in Microbiology Lab. Inoculate directly at the bedside. Transport ASAP to lab. 
Minimum Volume: 5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain at room temperature. Transport ASAP. 
Reference Values: No growth. Identification performed on all organisms isolated. Susceptibility routinely on Mycobacterium tuberculosis only.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M See Test Requisition 2
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 8 weeks Pos: 2-12 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: 04/16/2014
Time: 04:24:21 (24hr)