Tuberculosis pp 154-182 | Cite as

The microbiology of tuberculosis

  • Michael H. Levi


The diagnostic mycobacteriology laboratory is an important participant in the control and eradication of TB [1–3]. Ironically, the long interval between specimen collection and results diminishes the impact of the laboratory and can create confusion among clinicians. With the recent increase in TB cases, some with multiple drug resistance, it has become even more important to understand the basic operation of the mycobacteriology laboratory.


Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Pulmonary Tuberculosis Mycolic Acid Sputum Smear Sterile Container 
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