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AFB Detection RNA PCR | Price, Normal Range | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB) Detection RNA PCR is a diagnostic test utilized for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). This molecular testing technique identifies the RNA of the bacterium, which can offer quicker results than traditional culture methods.


  • Test Name: AFB Detection RNA PCR
  • Sample Type: Sputum, Bronchial wash, BAL, Tissue, CSF, Body Fluids
  • Preparations Required: No specific dietary or lifestyle preparations are necessary.
  • Report Time: 3 Days

Home Sample Collection Process

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Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
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Reporting of the sample at lab
Reporting of the sample at lab
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Frequently Asked Questions

The AFB Detection RNA PCR test plays a vital role in the rapid diagnosis of TB, allowing for timely initiation of treatment. It's especially useful in cases where other tests, such as sputum smear microscopy, have proven inconclusive. Early detection is crucial in managing TB, preventing its spread, and reducing the risk of severe complications.

Fasting is not required for this test.

No specific dietary or lifestyle preparations are necessary for this test. However, the quality of the sample significantly influences the accuracy of test results. Therefore, you should adhere strictly to your healthcare provider's instructions for sample collection.

This test is recommended when an individual displays symptoms indicative of tuberculosis, such as persistent cough, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue. It's also used when other diagnostic tests for tuberculosis are inconclusive.

The AFB Detection RNA PCR test detects the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis RNA in the sample. A positive result indicates the presence of the bacterium and, thus, a probable tuberculosis infection.

The frequency of this test depends on the individual's health status, their exposure to TB, and the healthcare provider's recommendations.

In a healthy individual, the test result is typically negative, indicating the absence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis RNA. A positive result suggests the presence of the bacterium and a probable tuberculosis infection.

No special precautions are required before this test. However, it is essential to adhere to your healthcare provider's instructions for sample collection to ensure the accuracy of the results.

Factors affecting the test result include improper sample collection, stage of infection, concurrent infections, and certain medications.

If the test results are positive, indicating the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, you should consult with a healthcare provider specializing in infectious diseases or pulmonology.

Certain medications, especially those with anti-tuberculous properties, could potentially affect the test results. It's important to inform your healthcare provider of any medications you are currently taking.

Yes, this test can be performed on pregnant women if they are suspected of having tuberculosis.

The risks associated with this test are minimal and mostly related to the sample collection process. If a tissue or fluid sample is needed, there might be some risk associated with the collection procedure.

The AFB Detection RNA PCR test is a highly reliable method for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It provides quicker results than traditional culture methods, enabling faster initiation of treatment.

Early detection and timely treatment are critical in managing tuberculosis. The AFB Detection RNA PCR test, by identifying Mycobacterium tuberculosis RNA, plays a key role in achieving this goal. However, proper sample collection is paramount to ensuring accurate results. Following your healthcare provider's instructions can significantly influence the effectiveness of this test.

AFB Detection RNA PCR
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