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Department Name

MICROBIOLOGY

Modality

MB

Location

6th Floor Annexe Bldg

Test Name

Ziehl Neelsen (AFB) stain

Test Code

G202

Test Status

Active

Nature of Specimen

Any sample except stool

Quantity Required

NA

Type of Container

Unsterile container

Method Used

Manual

Collection Instruction

For sputum : collect an early morning sample. For other samples collect sample in unsterile container.

Patient Instruction

collect early morning sample for sptum AFB smear. Staff to refer Primary Sample collection manual

Transport Instruction

Transport immediately

Dept. Acceptance Time

9.15am to 2 pm Monday through Friday. 9.15 to 12 pm Saturday and Sundays. Upto 11 am Holidays.

Turn Around Time

Stat samples : 4 hrs. Monday - Thursday samples received before 2pm : 24 hours .
Late samples , Friday & Saturday : 48 hours.

Time for Additional Examination

 Not applicable

Sample Storage After Reporting

Room Temp

Resource Person for Report Status

 Lab Physician

Telephone

24177000

Extension

7298/7098/4381

Test Schedule

Monday to  Saturday except holiday

Use

To demonstrate presence of tubercle bacilli in smears.

 

Contact Us

TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012 India
Phone: +91-22- 24177000, 24177300, 24161413
Fax: +91-22-24146937
E-mail : msoffice@tmc.gov.in(for patient care and queries)/cash@tmc.gov.in(for accounts related)/fundraising@tmc.gov.in (for donors and donation related)/registrar@tmc.gov.in(for education and training)/hrd@tmc.gov.in(for administrative - HRD matters) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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