AFB/TB Culture Followed by MTb/MOTT Identification | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad
Patient Preparing : No specific preparation is required for this test.
The AFB/TB Culture followed by MTb/MOTT Identification is a diagnostic tool used in the detection and differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb), the primary cause of tuberculosis (TB), and Mycobacterium Other Than Tuberculosis (MOTT).
|AFB/TB Culture Followed by MTb/MOTT Identification
|Sputum, BAL, Tissue, Body Fluids
|No specific preparation is required for this test.
Why is this test important?
The precise identification of the Mycobacterium species causing an infection is vital for the successful treatment and management of the disease. This test allows healthcare providers to differentiate between MTb and MOTT, facilitating a more targeted treatment approach.
Is fasting required for this test?
No fasting is not necessary for this test.
Home Sample Collection
What specific preparation is needed for this test?
No specific preparation is required. However, the sample must be collected as directed by your healthcare provider to ensure accurate results.
When should I get this test?
This test is ordered when a patient shows symptoms consistent with tuberculosis or non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections, such as persistent cough, weight loss, fever, and night sweats.
What information does this test provide?
This test identifies the presence of Mycobacterium in the sample and differentiates between MTb and MOTT. This information guides the appropriate treatment plan.
How often should this test be performed?
The frequency of this test depends on the clinical condition of the patient and the healthcare provider's discretion.
What are normal values for this test?
A normal result would indicate no growth of Mycobacterium in the cultured sample.
Are there any precautions to be taken?
It's important to follow the sample collection instructions provided by your healthcare provider to avoid contamination and ensure accurate results.
What factors can affect the test levels?
Technical issues with the culture or testing procedure, contamination of the sample, or improper sample collection could potentially affect the test results.
Which doctor should I consult if the test result is abnormal?
An infectious disease specialist or pulmonologist should be consulted if the test result is abnormal.
Can certain medications or conditions affect the result of this test?
Yes, some medications and health conditions can potentially impact the test results. It's important to inform your healthcare provider about any medication, supplements, and underlying health conditions you have.
Is this test suitable for pregnant women?
Yes, this test can be safely performed on pregnant women if needed.
What are the risks associated with the test?
The risks associated with this test are minimal and mostly pertain to the sample collection process.
How reliable is this test?
The AFB/TB Culture followed by MTb/MOTT Identification is a reliable method for detecting and differentiating Mycobacterium species.
Can this test diagnose TB?
Yes, this test can confirm the diagnosis of TB by detecting the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It also aids in diagnosing non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections by identifying MOTT.
The AFB/TB Culture followed by MTb/MOTT Identification plays a critical role in the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections. By differentiating between MTb and MOTT, it allows healthcare providers to initiate the most appropriate treatment strategy, thus contributing to better patient outcomes. Always follow your healthcare provider's advice regarding the need for this and other tests.
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