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Sputum Exam for Mycobacteria

Alternate Names : Sputum Exam for Acid-Fast Bacilli

Sputum Exam for Mycobacteria | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Normally, no Mycobacteria are observed. If the test is positive, the cause of the lung infection is Mycobacteria.

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Sputum Exam for Mycobacteria: Preparation & Expectations


Author: David T. Moran, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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