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Table 4 Staining and culture of M. avium in clinical samples other than blood

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

    AFB Smear Culture
PATIENT SAMPLE Number of Samples POS NEG POS NEG
1 Stool 2 0 2 1 1
2 Stool 2 0 2 1 1
3 Stool 2 2 0 2 0
4 Urine 2 0 2 2 0
5 Urine 2 0 2 2 0
6 Urine 2 0 2 1 1
7 Urine 2 0 2 2 0
8* Sputum 2 2 0 2 0
9* Sputum 2 2 0 1 0
  TOTAL 18 6 12 14 3
  1. 8* Patient with past history of TB 9* Patient with simultaneous finding of M. tuberculosis