Sputum AFB Smear and Culture

Sputum AFB Smear and TB Culture test is to diagnose tuberculosis disease.


  1. Client is required to fast for 8 Hours before procedure and only plain water is allowed.
  2. Avoid smoking prior to the test.
  3. First sample of sputum test must be on Monday to Thursday ONLY, as the sample must be collected on three (3) consecutive mornings.
  4. Operation hour for sputum collection is from 8am – 10am.

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