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Culture and Smear, Mycobacteria

Culture and Smear, Mycobacteria is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Acid-fast bacilli (AFB) culture and smear, tuberculosis (TB) culture and smear, Mycobacterium culture and smear.

Common Use:
To assist in the diagnosis of tuberculosis.

Specimen:
Sputum, bronchopulmonary lavage, tissue, material from fine-needle aspiration, bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), gastric aspiration, urine, and stool.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Culture on selected media, microscopic examination of sputum by acid-fast or auramine-rhodamine fluorochrome stain) Rapid methods include: chemiluminescent-labelled DNA probes that target ribosomal RNA of the Mycobacterium radiometric carbon dioxide detection from 14C-labelled media, polymerase chain reaction/amplification techniques.

  • Culture: No growth
  • Smear: Negative for AFB
  • Rapid Testing Method: Mycobacterium

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Culture and Smear, Mycobacteria." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425399/all/Culture_and_Smear__Mycobacteria.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Culture and Smear, Mycobacteria. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425399/all/Culture_and_Smear__Mycobacteria. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Culture and Smear, Mycobacteria. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425399/all/Culture_and_Smear__Mycobacteria
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Culture and Smear, Mycobacteria [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425399/all/Culture_and_Smear__Mycobacteria.
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