Submit a slant or = 2.0 mL of a broth culture. Specify the type of media used.
This test code is for a positive AFB culture identified as M. abscessus.
Once a week
Twice a week
Mycobacteriology Lab (TB)
AFB3, AFB4, NTM4, NTM5, NTM6
If M. abscessus is identified, erm(41) and hsp65 sequencing will be performed for this testing and billed accordingly.
AST performed on nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) isolates by request only.
Variable depending on methodology used.