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    Laboratory Services Section
    MC 1947
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7318
    Fax: (512) 776-7294

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Mycobacteriology and Mycology

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TB Clinical Laboratory | TB Reference Laboratory | Mycology Laboratory

The laboratory services of mycobacteriology and mycology are provided through the Microbiology Sciences Branch of the Laboratory Services Section, Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). The Mycobacteriology and Mycology Group is divided into two laboratories:

  • Tuberculosis Clinical Laboratory

  • Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory

These laboratories identify Mycobacterium species and other aerobic actinomycetes from clinical specimens and from cultures referred on growth media to TDSHS.  Identification work is also performed on referred fungal cultures. Susceptibility testing is performed on Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium kansasii.  For additional information about the functionality and services of Mycobacteriology/Mycology, please contact the Group Manager at (512) 458-7342

Last updated April 27, 2010