Examines respiratory specimens and other appropriate specimens for the presence of Mycobacterium spp.
Provides isolation, identification and drug susceptibility laboratory services for departmental control programs.
Provides consultative services with other laboratories on the isolation, identification and drug susceptibility of all Mycobacterium spp.
Provides confirmation services to other laboratories.
Provides assistance in referring Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates for genotypic characterization using spoligotyping, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit (MIRU) analysis, and IS6110-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis.