Diagnosing Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

In order to evaluate a patient for a nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection, a health care provider will perform a thorough physical examination and medical history. Tests for NTM often include the following:

  • CT scan of the chest
  • Lab tests, such as a sputum culture
  • Bronchoscopy

Following diagnosis, an individualized treatment plan will be designed to fit the needs of each patient.