Sputum culture and MIC Panel showing different results
Hi all. I haven't been on here for a couple of years. My MAC cleared up and I've been off meds since 2017. My latest sputum culture showed it is back and I am on the Big 3 only 3 x a week this time which is so much less than what I went through last time. My question is this: Has anyone had a culture sent to the lab for susceptibility and had it come back showing another strain of NTM? After having my cultures come back positive for Avium Intracellulare, my first susceptibility (or MIC panel) results came back with "Test not performed. We are unable to isolate the Mycobacterium avium complex due to overgrowth of the Mycobacterium chelonae-abscessus group." This result was from Quest laboratories and my ID doctor is also sending it off to NJH for further analysis. Mainly, I just want to know if anyone else has gotten this sort of result from their susceptibility report after having a different bacteria reported from the sputum culture. Thanks for your time.