Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Identification with Reflex to Susceptibility
0060997
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
MC AFBIS
Methodology
Identification/Susceptibility. Methods may include biochemical, mass spectrometry, nucleic acid probe, polymerase chain reaction, or sequencing.
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Varies (depends on organism growth)
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Actively growing organism, in pure culture.  
Specimen Preparation
Transport sealed container with pure culture on solid or in liquid media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.

Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms. Organisms submitted on agar plate.  
Remarks
Indicate source of organism and any other pertinent information such as growth rate of the organism or DNA probe results.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks  
Reference Interval
Complete identification and susceptibility of clinically significant isolates.
Interpretive Data
Note
If a significant organism is identified, then the appropriate susceptibility panel will be added. Additional charges apply.

A processing fee will be billed for all organisms submitted that are not in pure culture as requested in the specimen requirements. Identification of AFB isolates is billed by individual probes and tests performed.
CPT Code(s)
CPT codes for identification and susceptibility vary based on method.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060997AFB Identification/Susceptibility
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • ID by sequencing
  • M. tuberculosis identification
  • MA AFB
  • Mycobacteria identification
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis identification
  • Primary Anti-tuberculosis agents
  • Primary Panel