Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB Smear or Culture)

Reference Ranges
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
All < 1.00 Negative
Mycobacterium Kansasii
All < 1.00 Negative
Mycobacterium Leprae (Leprosy)
All < 1.00 Negative
Mycobacterium Marinum
All < 1.00 Negative
Mycobacterium Avium Intracellulare
All < 1.00 Negative
Mycobacterium Xenopi
All < 1.00 Negative
Mycobacterium Fortuitum
All < 1.00 Negative
Mycobacterium Chelonei
All < 1.00 Negative
Conditions

Summary References

Treatments:

1. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003724.htm

2. http://www.medicineonline.com/topics/s/2/Sputum-Exam-for-Acid-Fast-Bacilli/Sputum-Exam-for-Mycobacteria.html

3. http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/test/acid_fast_bacilli_smear.htm

4. http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/acid-fast-culture

5. http://health.yahoo.net/adamcontent/sputum-stain-for-mycobacteria

6. http://chestjournal.chestpubs.org/content/118/1/28.full.pdf

7. http://www.enotes.com/nursing-encyclopedia/acid-fast-culture

8. http://www.muschealth.com/lab/content.aspx?id=150391

9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11475314

10. Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9.

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