Test Catalog

Test ID: SAFB    
Acid-Fast Smear for Mycobacterium

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of acid-fast bacilli in clinical specimens

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
TBTMycobacteria Culture, ConcNo, (Bill Only)No
TISSRTissue ProcessingNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.

 

See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Auramine-Rhodamine Stain

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Acid Fast Smear For Mycobacterium

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB)
Acid-Fast Smear for Mycobacterium
AFB (Acid-Fast Bacilli)
Bacillus, Acid-Fast
MTB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)
Smear, Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB)
TB (Tuberculosis)
Tubercle Bacilli: Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB)