Public Health Microbiology


The Arizona State Public Health Laboratory (ASPHL) provides diagnostic and reference services for the isolation and identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and non-Tubercular Mycobacteria (NTM). Testing is provided following criteria listed in the National TB Program Objectives for 2015.

For up to date information on specimen collection, shipment, reporting of results and other services provided by ASPHL, visit the Guide to Laboratory Services, updated on a yearly basis. Much of the information pertinent to TB can be found in the Guide to Laboratory Services can be found following the links below (PDF).

If you are looking for test results or procedures for required reporting, contact the Tuberculosis Control Program: (602) 364-0715


Informational Updates

Updates are uploaded as soon as new guidelines come available through the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL).

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