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Beaumont Laboratory

Mycobacterium chimaera Culture

SOFT: XMYCC, EPIC: LAB7031

Instructions

Swabs are not acceptable for any type of Mycobacterial culture.

This test can only be collected at the Royal Oak campus Mon-Thursday between the hours of 07:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect:

  • One 10 mL (adult) Isolator tube (preferred) or one 1.5 mL (pediatric) Isolator tube.

Transport each specimen to the Laboratory immediately after collection.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

  • Isolator tubes must be stored at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F).
  • P-Tube the sample directly to Microbiology – Tube station 325

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport:Isolator tubes must be transported at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F).

Rejection Criteria

Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 1 hour (Isolator tubes: 16 hours)
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): Unacceptable
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Lansing, MI.

Performed

Monday-Friday.
Results available in 8 weeks for negative culture.

Reference Range

No Acid Fast Bacilli recovered.

Test Codes

SOFT: XMYCC, EPIC: LAB7031

Last Updated

04/04/2017

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