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AFB/TB Culture Followed by MTb/MOTT Identification

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).


  • Test Name AFB/TB Culture Followed by MTb/MOTT Identification
  • Sample Type Sputum, BAL, Tissue, Body Fluids
  • Preparations Required No specific preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time 6 weeks

Home Sample Collection Process

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Book your convenient slot
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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 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.

No fasting is not necessary for this test.

No specific preparation is required. However, the sample must be collected as directed by your healthcare provider to ensure accurate results.

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.

This test identifies the presence of Mycobacterium in the sample and differentiates between MTb and MOTT. This information guides the appropriate treatment plan.

The frequency of this test depends on the clinical condition of the patient and the healthcare provider's discretion.

A normal result would indicate no growth of Mycobacterium in the cultured sample.

It's important to follow the sample collection instructions provided by your healthcare provider to avoid contamination and ensure accurate results.

Technical issues with the culture or testing procedure, contamination of the sample, or improper sample collection could potentially affect the test results.

An infectious disease specialist or pulmonologist should be consulted if the test result is abnormal.

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.

Yes, this test can be safely performed on pregnant women if needed.

The risks associated with this test are minimal and mostly pertain to the sample collection process.

The AFB/TB Culture followed by MTb/MOTT Identification is a reliable method for detecting and differentiating Mycobacterium species.

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.

AFB/TB CULTURE FOLLOWED BY MTB/MOTTIDENTIFICATION
₹ 1600
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  • 5KM from Shaikpet