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Book AFB/TB Susceptibility Ethionamide (Rapid-MGIT) Test

The AFB/TB Susceptibility: Ethionamide (Rapid- MGIT) test is a laboratory method designed to evaluate the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.TB), the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), to Ethionamide, an antibiotic used to treat this disease. The results of this test enable healthcare providers to design an appropriate and effective treatment regimen for patients diagnosed with TB.

The test is used to determine the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M.TB) in a patient's sample and evaluate its susceptibility to Ethionamide. The MGIT (Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube) method is employed in this test, allowing for quicker results compared to conventional culture methods.

Tuberculosis is a significant global health concern. With the rise of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), managing TB has become more challenging. Therefore, knowing the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the TB-causing bacteria is essential for successful treatment.


  • Test Name AFB/TB Susceptibility: Ethionamide (Rapid- MGIT)
  • Sample Type Sputum, BAL, Tissue, Body Fluids
  • Preparations Required No specific preparation is needed for this test.
  • Report Time 4 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

No, there is no fasting requirement for this test.

No special preparation is needed for this test. However, your healthcare provider will guide you regarding the sample collection process.

This test is generally ordered after a patient is diagnosed with TB, particularly if drug-resistant TB is suspected.

This test determines the susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to Ethionamide. This information helps assess if Ethionamide would be effective in treating the TB infection.

Your healthcare provider usually determines the frequency of AFB/TB Susceptibility: Ethionamide (Rapid- MGIT) test. It is generally done when a diagnosis of TB is confirmed and there is suspicion of drug resistance.

A normal result shows that M.TB is sensitive to Ethionamide, indicating that the antibiotic should effectively treat the infection.

This test should be done under the supervision of a healthcare provider. The sample collection process needs to be sterile to avoid contamination, which could lead to inaccurate results.

Several factors, such as the quality of the sample, the presence of inhibitors in the sample, and the specific method used in the test, can affect the results.

In the event of an abnormal result indicating drug resistance, you should consult with a healthcare provider specializing in infectious diseases or pulmonology.

Yes, certain medications and existing health conditions can impact the test results. Always inform your healthcare provider about all medications, supplements, and existing health conditions before the test.

Yes, pregnant women can safely undertake this test if it is deemed necessary by a healthcare provider.

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

Yes, children can undergo this AFB/TB Susceptibility: Ethionamide (Rapid- MGIT) test if it is recommended by a healthcare provider.

The susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to Ethionamide can considerably improve the treatment outcomes for patients with tuberculosis, particularly those with drug-resistant forms of the disease. The AFB/TB Susceptibility: Ethionamide (Rapid- MGIT) test provides crucial information that helps in crafting the most effective treatment plan. Always heed your healthcare provider's advice regarding the necessity of this test and interpretation of its results.

AFB/TB Susceptibility : Ethionamide (Rapid- MGIT)
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