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MYCOBACTERIAL VIABILITY

Synonym(s):

​Viability Test, Mycobacteria

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Post-inactivation samples

Storage and Transport

Method

​MGIT broth culture, read for 6 weeks. Kinyoun smear if positive with no further identification of AFB

Test Results

​Positive, Negative for AFB

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​6 weeks for Negatives
2 - 6 weeks for Positives

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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