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AFB/TB Susceptibility : Pyrazinamide (Rapid- MGIT)

AFB/TB Susceptibility : Pyrazinamide (Rapid- MGIT)

The Rapid Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) test for Pyrazinamide susceptibility is a rapid and highly sensitive diagnostic test that helps detect resistance to the antibiotic pyrazinamide in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), the bacterium causing Tuberculosis (TB).

Tuberculosis is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs. Pyrazinamide is a first-line drug used in the treatment of TB, but the growing problem of drug resistance has made it essential to determine the susceptibility of the MTB to this antibiotic.


  • Test Name AFB/TB Susceptibility : Pyrazinamide (Rapid- MGIT)
  • Sample Type Sputum or other body fluid sample
  • Preparations Required No special preparation required.
  • Report Time 4 weeks

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Reporting of the sample at lab
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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is done to determine if the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, is resistant to the drug pyrazinamide. The results guide physicians in tailoring the most effective treatment plan for patients.

No, fasting is not required for this test.

This test is recommended if you have been diagnosed with tuberculosis and the treatment is not responding as expected, suggesting possible drug resistance.

This test measures the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the presence of the drug pyrazinamide, assessing if the bacteria are resistant or susceptible to the drug.

This test is typically performed once at the beginning of the treatment or if drug resistance is suspected.

A normal result is when the Mycobacterium tuberculosis shows susceptibility to the drug pyrazinamide, indicating that the drug can be effective in treatment.

If you have resistance to pyrazinamide, your doctor will likely change your treatment plan to include other drugs to which the bacteria are susceptible.

Certain laboratory conditions, like temperature and incubation period, can affect the test results. Also, poor sample quality may lead to inaccurate results.

If your test results are abnormal, consult your doctor immediately. They may change your medications based on the test results to ensure the most effective treatment.

Lifestyle modifications do not affect the results of this test. However, adhering to your TB treatment regimen can help prevent the development of drug-resistant TB.

Non-modifiable factors that can affect the test results include the strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its inherent resistance or susceptibility to the drug.

Yes, anyone can contract drug-resistant TB, but it is especially common among people who do not take their TB drugs as prescribed or who have been previously treated for TB.

Yes, drug-resistant TB can be cured, but the treatment is more complicated, requiring longer treatment times and the use of more expensive and potentially more toxic drugs.

If you have drug-resistant TB, you should consult an infectious disease specialist or a pulmonologist who specializes in lung diseases.

The AFB/TB Susceptibility: Pyrazinamide (Rapid- MGIT) test is a vital tool in managing tuberculosis, especially in the era of increasing drug resistance. By providing valuable information about the susceptibility of the bacteria to pyrazinamide, this test enables doctors to create the most effective treatment plan for each patient, improving treatment outcomes and helping control the spread of this deadly disease. It is important to remember that successful treatment of TB requires adherence to the prescribed regimen, as incomplete or irregular therapy can lead to the development of drug-resistant TB.

AFB/TB Susceptibility : Pyrazinamide (Rapid- MGIT)
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