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Table 3 Staining and culture of M. avium in blood samples

From: Frequency of tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacteria in HIV infected patients from Bogota, Colombia

    AFB smear Culture
Patient Sample Number of Samples Positive Negative Positive Negative
1 blood 2 1 1 2 0
2 blood 2 1 1 2 0
3 blood 2 1 1 2 0
3 * blood 2 0 2 2 0
  urine 2 1 1 2 0
  stool 2 2 0 2 0
  TOTAL 12 6 6 12 0
  1. 3 * Sample after one month of follow. This patient had past history of tuberculosis