Sputum AFB, Stain

Results in ~ hrs

~35 mins

₱ 350.00



What is this test?

A sputum stain for Mycobacteria is a laboratory test performed on a sample of your sputum, or phlegm. It’s also known as an acid-fast bacillus (AFB) stain or a tuberculosis (TB) smear. A doctor typically orders the test to determine if a person has tuberculosis (TB) or another type of mycobacterial infection.

Test Preparations

DO NOT eat, drink or smoke before coughing up sputum from the lungs. DO NOT use mouthwash, or oral drugs that might contaminate the specimen.