AFB/TB Susceptibility: Amikacin (Rapid- MGIT) | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

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AFB/TB Susceptibility: Amikacin (Rapid- MGIT) is a diagnostic test that assesses the sensitivity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.TB) to the antibiotic Amikacin. This information is critical for healthcare providers to determine the most effective treatment plan for patients with tuberculosis (TB).

The AFB/TB Susceptibility: Amikacin (Rapid- MGIT) test is a laboratory procedure that identifies the presence of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M.TB) in a patient's sample and determines its sensitivity to Amikacin, a medication used to treat tuberculosis. The test employs the MGIT (Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube) method, which provides quicker results compared to traditional culture methods.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared tuberculosis a global health emergency. It is a severe and often lethal infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In recent years, the emergence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) has posed a significant challenge in the management of this disease. Therefore, knowing the antibiotic sensitivity pattern is crucial for effective treatment.

Test Name AFB/TB Susceptibility: Amikacin (Rapid- MGIT)
Sample Type Sputum, BAL, Tissue, Body Fluids
Preparations Required No specific preparation is required for this test.
Report Time 4 weeks
Price ₹ 2600

Do I need to fast for this test?

No, fasting is not necessary for this test.

What preparation is required for this test?

No special preparation is required, but it is crucial to collect the sample as per the healthcare provider's instructions.

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When should this test be done?

This test is typically ordered when a patient has a confirmed diagnosis of tuberculosis, particularly in cases suspected to have drug-resistant TB.

What does this test measure?

This test identifies the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to Amikacin. It helps to determine whether Amikacin would be an effective drug in the treatment of the TB infection.

How often should I take this test?

The frequency of this test depends on your condition and your healthcare provider's recommendations. Typically, it is ordered when there is a confirmed diagnosis of tuberculosis and suspicion of drug resistance.

What is the normal value for this test?

A normal result indicates that the M.tb is sensitive to Amikacin, meaning that this antibiotic can be used effectively to treat the infection.

What precautions should I take?

The test should be done under a healthcare provider's guidance. The sample collection process must be sterile to avoid contamination, which could lead to inaccurate results.

What factors can affect the test's results?

The quality of the sample, the presence of inhibitors in the sample, and the specific method used to perform the test can affect the results.

Whom should I consult if the test result is abnormal?

If the test results are abnormal, indicating drug resistance, consult with a healthcare provider who specializes in infectious diseases or pulmonology.

Can medications or health conditions affect the results?

Yes, certain medications and underlying health conditions may affect the test results. Inform your healthcare provider about any medications, supplements, or existing health conditions prior to the test.

Can pregnant women undergo this test?

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

Are there any risks associated with the test?

The risks associated with this test are minimal and are generally related to the sample collection process. These might include mild discomfort or, rarely, infection at the collection site.

Can children undergo this test?

Yes, children can undergo this test if it is recommended by a healthcare provider.

The susceptibility of M.tb to Amikacin can greatly improve the outcomes for patients with tuberculosis, particularly for those with drug-resistant forms of the disease. The AFB/TB Susceptibility: Amikacin (Rapid- MGIT) test provides vital information to tailor the most effective treatment plan. Always follow your healthcare provider's advice regarding the need for this test and interpretation of the results.

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