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AFB/TB - Drug Sensitivity for 2nd Line 10 Drugs

The AFB/TB - Drug Sensitivity for 2nd Line 10 Drugs test is an essential diagnostic tool used to assess the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB), to ten secondary anti-tuberculosis drugs. These drugs include Kanamycin, Ethionamide, PAS, Ofloxacin, Mofloxacin, Amikacin, Capreomycin, Clofazimine, Levofloxacin, and Cycloserine.

  • Test Name AFB/TB - Drug Sensitivity for 2nd Line 10 Drugs
  • Sample Type Sputum, Bronchial wash, BAL, Tissue, CSF, Body Fluids
  • Preparations Required No specific dietary or lifestyle preparations are required.
  • Report Time 21 Days

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Frequently Asked Questions

The test is crucial in managing tuberculosis, particularly in cases where the TB bacterium shows resistance to first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. By determining the bacterium's sensitivity or resistance to the ten secondary drugs, healthcare providers can tailor a more effective treatment plan.

No, fasting is not necessary for this test.

No specific preparation is needed for this test. However, it's essential 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 concern about resistance to first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. It's particularly useful when the response to the standard treatment is unsatisfactory.

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

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

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

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

Factors that can affect test results include incorrect sample collection, 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, a consultation with an infectious disease specialist is recommended.

Yes, the current use of anti-tuberculosis medications could potentially influence the test results. It's crucial 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 are 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 10 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 10 Drugs test is a vital tool in the management of tuberculosis, especially in cases where drug resistance to first-line medications is a concern. It can guide the development of an effective treatment plan, taking into consideration the specific drug sensitivities of the TB bacteria. Accurate results are dependent on proper sample collection, so it's essential to follow your healthcare provider's instructions.

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