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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.
For AFB culture , refer to code G119

Patient Instruction

collect early morning sample for sptum AFB smear.

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

 

Sample Storage After Reporting

Room Temp

Resource Person for Report Status

 

Telephone

24177000

Extension

4381

Test Schedule

Daily

Use

To demonstrate p[resence of tubercle bacilli in smears.

 

Contact Us

TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012 India
Phone: +91-22- 24177000, 24146750 - 55
Fax: +91-22-24146937
E-mail : msoffice@tmc.gov.in (for patient care and queries) / hrd@tmc.gov.in(for administrative - HRD matters)

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