Mycobacteriology concerned especially with bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium. 

We assessed multiple aspects of shared services including shipping; testing, reporting, and cost. The mycobacteriological diagnosis of NTM is based on isolation of these organisms from diagnostic specimens using standard mycobacteriology laboratories techniques.

The need for public health laboratories to prioritize resources has led to increased interest in sharing diagnostic services. They are bacillary in form, at least in most phases that have attracted human microbiological attention to date.