How would I be tested for TB?

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  • A nurse will ask questions about your symptoms and ask you to cough and spit in a bottle.
  • Your sputum sample is sent to the laboratory for testing.
  • You will get the test results within two days.
  • The nurse should also ask you if you wish to have an HIV test. It is important for the clinic and you to know your HIV status so that they can give you the right treatment, and so that you will be able to look after yourself.