AFB/TB Susceptibility: Capreomycin (Rapid- MGIT) | Price | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad
Patient Preparing : No special preparation is required for this test.
The AFB/TB Susceptibility: Capreomycin (Rapid- MGIT) test is used to determine the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.TB) to the antibiotic Capreomycin. This information is vital to healthcare providers when deciding on the most effective treatment regimen for patients with tuberculosis (TB).
This laboratory procedure detects the presence of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M.tb) in a patient's sample and assesses its sensitivity to Capreomycin, an antibiotic commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis. The MGIT (Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube) method is used in this test, a technique that offers more rapid results than traditional culture methods.
Tuberculosis, an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a global health crisis as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). The rise of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) has made the management of TB more challenging. Therefore, understanding the antibiotic sensitivity pattern is crucial for effective TB treatment.
|AFB/TB Susceptibility: Capreomycin (Rapid- MGIT)
|Sputum, BAL, Tissue, Body Fluids
|No special preparation is required for this test.
Do I need to fast for this test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
What preparation is required for this test?
There are no specific preparations needed for this test. However, it is important to collect the sample as directed by your healthcare provider.
Home Sample Collection
When should this test be done?
This test is usually ordered when a patient has a confirmed diagnosis of tuberculosis, particularly if there is a suspicion of drug-resistant TB.
What does this test measure?
This test measures the sensitivity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis to Capreomycin. It determines if Capreomycin would be effective in treating the TB infection.
How often should I take this test?
The frequency of this test will be determined by your healthcare provider, usually when there is a confirmed diagnosis of TB and potential drug resistance.
What is the normal value for this test?
A normal result would show that M.TB is sensitive to Capreomycin, suggesting that this antibiotic could be effectively used to treat the infection.
What precautions should I take?
This test should be performed under the guidance of a healthcare provider. The sample collection process needs to be sterile to avoid contamination and potential inaccurate results.
What factors can affect the test's results?
The quality of the sample, presence of inhibitors in the sample, and the specific method used in the test can affect the results.
Whom should I consult if the test result is abnormal?
In case of an abnormal result indicating drug resistance, consult a healthcare provider specializing in infectious diseases or pulmonology.
Can medications or health conditions affect the results?
Yes, certain medications and existing health conditions may influence the test results. Be sure to inform your healthcare provider about all medications, supplements, and 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 may 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 Mycobacterium tuberculosis to Capreomycin can significantly enhance the treatment outcomes for patients with tuberculosis, particularly those with drug-resistant forms of the disease. The AFB/TB Susceptibility: Capreomycin (Rapid- MGIT) test offers vital information that aids in developing the most effective treatment plan. Always adhere to your healthcare provider's advice regarding the necessity of this test and interpretation of its results.
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