TB/Mycobacteria

Test investigation

TB/Mycobacteria

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Comments precautions

Microscopy and culture

Storage conditions and sample stability

<12 Hrs/ 24Hrs

Sample type

Sputum, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Pleural fluid, swabs

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

Microscopy 3 days Culture 6 weeks minimum with a maximum of 12 weeks

If ukas accredited

NNUH