Innovation Through Pioneering Technology SM


Call us today 800-522-5052

For billing information:

Test Compendium

4054: ACID FAST SMEAR

Test Code

  • 4054

Test Synonym

  • Acid Fast Stain

Specimen Requirements

  • Miscellaneous

Container

  • Sterile Container, Green Top Tube, Sterile Plastic Conical Tube, Isolator Tubes, Unfixed Smear

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 87206
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 5 mL sputum or respiratory aspirate, 2 cm tissue, 10 mL stool, biopsy of skin, 50 mL body fluid (e.g., gastric aspirate/lavage, urine, pleural, pericardial, chronic peritoneal dialysate), 5 mL CSF, 5 cc bone marrow (or ,as much as possible) Sterile container(1) with tight screw-cap seal, green-top (sodium heparin) or Isolator (TM) for bone marrow

Additional Information

  • Sterile container(1) with tight screw-cap seal, green-top (sodium heparin) or Isolator (TM) for bone marrow; sterile container or a securely sealed slide holder for pre-inoculated microscope slide (bronchial brush ONLY). 5 mL sputum or respiratory aspirate, 2 cm tissue, 10 mL stool, biopsy of skin, 50 mL body fluid (e.g., gastric aspirate/lavage, urine, pleural, pericardial, chronic peritoneal dialysate), 5 mL CSF, 5 cc bone marrow (or as much as possible)