Item Value
Test name AFB Blood Culture
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Up to 60 days
Performed by Mayo
Normal range No AFB isolated
Container type Dark green top x 2
(DO NOT use Lithium heparin i.e. Light Green top tubes)
Amount to Collect 10 mL blood
Collection Instructions Use only dark green top, sodium heparin tubes for blood samples.

Due to specimen stability, do not collect sample on Fridays after 12 pm or on Saturdays.

Do not collect sample on Sunday if the next day is a holiday.
Sample type Heparinized whole blood

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667