AFB/TB - Mycobacterium Tuberculosis DNA PCR | Price | Sprint Diagnostics

The AFB/TB - Mycobacterium Tuberculosis DNA PCR test is a highly sensitive diagnostic test used to detect the DNA of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (TB). This test utilizes a method called polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which amplifies trace amounts of DNA making it easier to identify and measure.

  • Test NameAFB/TB - Mycobacterium Tuberculosis DNA PCR
  • Sample TypeSputum, Bronchial Wash, BAL, Tissue, CSF, Body Fluids
  • Preparations RequiredNo special preparation is needed
  • Report Time6 hours

Home Sample Collection Process
Book your convenient slot
Book your convenient slot
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
Reporting of the sample at lab
Reporting of the sample at lab
Download Reports
Download Reports
Frequently Asked Questions

Tuberculosis is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs, but can spread and cause infection in other parts of the body. The early diagnosis and treatment of TB are vital for preventing its spread. The AFB/TB - Mycobacterium Tuberculosis DNA PCR test can accurately and rapidly detect TB, even when other tests may not be definitive.

No, fasting is not required for this test.

There is no specific preparation needed for this test, but it is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions for sample collection to ensure accurate results.

Your healthcare provider may order this test if you have symptoms suggestive of TB, such as a persistent cough, weight loss, night sweats, or fever, especially if you have risk factors for TB (e.g., HIV/AIDS, recent travel to an area where TB is common).

This test provides information about the presence or absence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in the sample, which can help confirm a diagnosis of TB.

The frequency of this test is based on your healthcare provider's assessment of your condition.

Normal results would show no Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA detected in the sample.

As with any test, accurate sample collection is critical. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions closely.

Improper sample collection, contamination of the sample, or technical issues in the lab can affect test results.

An abnormal test result should be discussed with an infectious disease specialist or a pulmonologist.

Yes, some medications and health conditions can affect the test results. Make sure to inform your healthcare provider about all medications and supplements you are currently taking, as well as any other health issues.

Yes, this test is safe and can be performed on pregnant women if TB is suspected.

There are minimal risks associated with this test, and they're generally related to the sample collection process.

The PCR method used in this test is highly sensitive and specific, making it a reliable tool for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA.

This test can detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA, which is a strong indicator of TB. However, a diagnosis of TB also relies on clinical symptoms and other diagnostic tests.

The AFB/TB - Mycobacterium Tuberculosis DNA PCR test is a valuable tool in the detection and management of tuberculosis. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are vital in controlling the spread of this disease, and this test plays a crucial role in achieving this goal. Always consult your healthcare provider for guidance regarding this and other diagnostic tests.

Book Your Slot
Locations Near You in Hyderabad
  • 4KM from Madhapur
  • 3KM from Banjara Hills
  • 1.9KM from Yusufguda
  • 3KM from Madhura Nagar
  • 5KM from Shaikpet