Laboratory information that may be reportable to public health programsa

Receipt of an order for a TB culture
Receipt of an order for a TB NAAT
Positive TB NAAT result
Positive AFB smear
Culture positive for suspected or confirmed Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex organism
Culture positive for NTM
Positive test for LTBI (positive TST or IGRA result)
Molecular and phenotypic AST results
  • a TB, tuberculosis; NAAT, nucleic acid amplification test; AFB, acid-fast bacilli; NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria; LTBI, latent tuberculosis infection; TST, tuberculin skin test; IGRA, interferon gamma release assay; AST, antimicrobial susceptibility testing.