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Test ID: CTB    
Mycobacterial Culture

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

Yes

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

Rapid detection of mycobacteria

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Mycobacterial Culture Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

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

Automated Detection of Positive Cultures Followed by Organism Identification with Rapid Methods, Which May Include Nucleic Acid Probes, DNA Sequencing, and Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) When Appropriate
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Mycobacterial Culture

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

Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Smear
Acid Fast Smear
Bacillus, acid-fast
Culture for TB (Tuberculosis)
Mycobacteria
Nocardia
Smear, Acid Fast Bacilli-AFB
5180-CTB
TB (Tuberculosis) Culture