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Yes, our labs all in MN all use NJH for susceptibility testing because of previous issues with crazy results.
At various times, my cultures grew at least 5 different strains of NTM, but all showed susceptibility to at least one of the big-3. I stopped medications 16 months ago due to intolerance of side effects, even though my cultures were still positive for 2 strains. Now I rely on 7% saline nebs and clearance measures to keep the infections at bay – so far so good.
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@sueinmn Blessings, Sue, May the change in treatment work well for you. Elzabeth

Sue, just curious do you know how many colonies you had when you quit? or how many you have now? I was diagnosed a little over a year ago and I have not had treatment. I too am hoping the 7% saline and clearance measures keep the bacteria at bay.

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@sueinmn would you be so kind as to tell me what your “clearance measures” are? Thanks

Hi Sue! When will you go back for another sputem test? It will be good to know if the saline is doing it's job.