Pulmonary Tuberculosis Health Teaching

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Definition

Mycobacterial culture is a test to look for tuberculosis or a related organism in the body. It can be done on tissue taken from the bone marrow, liver, or lungs.

See also:

  • Atypical mycobacterial infection
  • Tuberculosis

Alternative Names

Culture - mycobacterial


How the test is performed

A sample of body fluid or tissue is needed. A biopsy or aspiration will be done, depending on the suspected site of infection.

The sample is placed in a special...

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