Lab Test

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.

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

7/11/2019

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