Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Tuberculosis - urine Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is performed to check for Mycobacterium tuberculosi in sputum . The test is usually prescribed in the management of tuberculosis


Mycobacteria Culture

Patient Preparation

No special preparations required.

Sample Type


Sample volume


Sample collection Container

Vacutainer gray-top urine culture transport tube with a preservative.

Sample collection instructions

Collect Clean catch midstream with first morning specimens being preferred

Sample storage


Reference range

10,000 - 100,000 colonies/ml

Results Turnaround

3 - 5 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Stained smears with greater than 100,000 colonies indicates symptoms tuberculosis.