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Drug Sensitivity for 2nd Line 4 Drugs - KEPO

The AFB/TB - Drug Sensitivity for 2nd Line 4 Drugs test (KEPO) is an essential diagnostic tool used to determine the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis (TB), to four secondary anti-tuberculosis drugs. These drugs include Kanamycin, Ethionamide, PAS (Para-aminosalicylic acid), and Ofloxacin.


  • Test Name AFB/TB - Drug Sensitivity for 2nd Line 4 Drugs - KEPO (Kanamycin, Ethionamide, PAS, Ofloxacin)
  • Sample Type Sputum, Bronchial wash, BAL, Tissue, CSF, Body Fluids
  • Preparations Required No specific dietary or lifestyle preparations are required.
  • Report Time 4 weeks

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Reporting of the sample at lab
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Frequently Asked Questions

This test plays a crucial role in managing tuberculosis, especially in cases where the TB bacteria shows resistance to first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. By assessing the bacteria's sensitivity or resistance to the four secondary drugs, healthcare providers can devise a more effective treatment plan.

No, fasting is not necessary for this test.

There is no specific preparation needed for this test. However, it is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions for proper sample collection.

This test is typically recommended if you have been diagnosed with tuberculosis and there is a concern about resistance to first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. It becomes particularly useful when the response to standard treatment is unsatisfactory.

This test measures the sensitivity of the TB bacteria to four secondary anti-tuberculosis drugs. If the bacteria are resistant to any of these drugs, alternative treatments may be considered.

The frequency of this test will depend on your health status, response to treatment, and the recommendations of your healthcare provider.

Normal values in this test indicate that the Mycobacterium tuberculosis is sensitive to the four secondary drugs tested. However, interpretation of results should always be done by a healthcare provider.

There are no special precautions needed before this test. However, it's important to ensure correct sample collection as per your healthcare provider's instructions to ensure accurate results.

Factors that can affect test results include incorrect sample collection, the specific strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the patient's overall health status.

If the test results are abnormal, indicating resistance to any of the second-line drugs, you should consult with an infectious disease specialist.

Yes, the current use of anti-tuberculosis medications can potentially influence the test results. It's important to inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking.

Yes, this test can be performed on pregnant women suspected of having tuberculosis.

The risks associated with this test are minimal and mainly related to the sample collection process. If tissue or fluid samples are required, there may be risks associated with the procedure.

The AFB/TB - Drug Sensitivity for 2nd Line 4 Drugs test is reliable for assessing the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. However, the results should always be interpreted in the context of the patient's overall health status and other diagnostic information.

The AFB/TB - Drug Sensitivity for 2nd Line 4 Drugs test plays a significant role in the management of tuberculosis, particularly in cases where drug resistance to first-line medications is a concern. This test can guide the development of an effective treatment plan by understanding the specific drug sensitivities of the TB bacteria. Accurate results depend on proper sample collection, so following your healthcare provider's instructions is essential.

AFB/TB - Drug sensitivity for 2nd line 4 drugs - KEPO (kanamycin, ethionamide, PAS, Ofloxacin)
₹ 5500
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