State of Connecticut Public Health Laboratory: Clinical Testing for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis


Information for providers about clinical testing for M. tuberculosis, including a Mycobacteriology Testing Services Guide, guidelines for Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing, and other testing services is available at the Dr. Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL).

The Scientific Support Services page has the most up to date laboratory forms for tuberculosis testing including:

  • Clinical Test Requisition Form OL-9B
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA)-M. tuberculosis Test Requisition Form

Additional clinical specimen testing information for M. tuberculosis is found on the SPHL Directory of Clinical Testing Services page, including:

  • Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Clinical Specimen (Mycobacteria smear and culture)
  • Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Referred Culture (Mycobacteria for identification)
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex drug susceptibility
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • QuantiFERON® -TB Gold Plus (QFT Plus)


This page last updated 8/03/2021.