Test Catalog

Test ID: CTBBL    
Mycobacterial Culture, Blood

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

Diagnosing mycobacteremia

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
ISMYID by 16S SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No
RMALMId MALDI-TOF Mass Spec AFBNo, (Bill Only)No
RTBSPId, Mtb Speciation, PCRNo, (Bill Only)No
TBMPMycobacteria Probe IdentNo, (Bill Only)No
TBPBMycobacteria Probe Ident BrothNo, (Bill Only)No
LCTBId, MTB complex Rapid PCRNo, (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 at an additional charge.

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

Continuously Monitored Automated Broth Culture Instrument with Conventional Methods for Identification of Mycobacteria

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


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

Mycobacterial Culture, B

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

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