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Test ID: SAFB    
Acid-Fast Smear for Mycobacterium

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

Detection of acid-fast bacilli in clinical specimens

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

Auramine-Rhodamine Stain

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

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)