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Mycobacteria - Blood

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source

Blood

If testing on specimen other than blood is required, refer to the Provincial Laboratory Guide to Services http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/page3317.aspx  

Mnemonic M BLOODAFB
Specimen Requirements

Adults:
1 x 10 mL pale yellow top SPS tube (available from CLS Referrals Department; PSCs, obtain from PSC Support).  At least 5 mL blood is required.

Pediatric:
1 x 2.7 mL blue top sodium citrate tube. 1 x 4 mL dark green sodium heparin tube is also acceptable. 

Specimen Handling
Additional Information

Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
Testing Frequency

Alternate Name(s) Acid Fast Bacilli , AFB, MAC, Mycobacterium avium Complex, Mycobacterium chimaera, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB, Tuberculosis
Reference Interval