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CTB / Mycobacteria and Nocardia Culture or CTBID / Culture Referred for Identification, Mycobacterium and Nocardia must also be ordered and will be charged separately unless identification of organism is provided.
Specimen Type: Organism
Container/Tube: Middlebrook 7H10 agar slant or other appropriate media
Specimen Volume: Pure isolate
1. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing.
2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.
1. Specimen source and suspected organism identification are required.
2. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).