Northern Territory

If your doctor suspects you may have TB, then we suggest you obtain a referral to the Royal Darwin Hospital.

The Centre of Disease Control -Tuberculosis / Leprosy / Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Telephone:  08 8922- 8304


You will need to produce three mucus samples taken one week apart. The mucus samples will need to be kept in the refrigerator and taken to the Hospital.

The symptoms for TB and NonTuberculosis Mycobacterium (NTM) are very similar. If the Hospital considers you may have NTM, then be prepared for the diagnosis to take many months. NTM is difficult to diagnose and takes time to determine the best treatment regime for you.