Submit a slant or 2.0 mL or more of a broth culture. Specify the type of media used.
There will be an additional charge for purification/isolation of cultures containing a contaminant, or more than one mycobacterial species.
Organisms submitted on a plate are not acceptable.
Organisms for AST testing without identification
Identification must be provided for isolates when "AST only" is ordered. If identification is not provided, identification testing will be performed and billed accordingly.
Single-drug MIC by liquid media for slowly growing NTM; Clofazimine single drug is performed using the agar dilution method.
3 weeks upon identification of NTM and a pure culture.
Mycobacteriology Lab (TB)
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