|Mnemonic: ||[AFB Smear]|
|Name: ||AFB (Acid Fast) Smear|
|Specimen: ||Submit specimen in a sterile container. Sample may be smeared on a glass slide (unfixed) and dried. Transport in a closed container.|
|Reference Range: ||None seen|
|Critical Range: ||Positive|
|Note: ||Test is sent to PHL, Augusta. If clinically necessary, a preliminary smear will be performed in house. Reported in 24 hours.|
Test is included in an AFB Culture. It does not need to be separately ordered.