Diagnostic Tests

Afb Detection Rrna Reflex Rapid Culture Sputum


Afb Detection Rrna Reflex Rapid Culture Sputum

This test is not available in your cityChange City
Why book with us?
Home sample collection for FREE
A certified professional will collect your sample from your preferred location
Get digital report within a day
Our labs ensure turn-around-time of 24 hours from specimen pickup
Offers and affordable prices
Get great discounts and offers on tests and packages.

What is this test?

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is a pathogenic bacterial species in the genus Mycobacterium and the causative agent of most cases of tuberculosis (TB). M. tuberculosis has an unusual, waxy coating on its cell surface (primarily mycolic acid), which makes the cells impervious to Gram staining, so acid-fast detection techniques are used, instead. The physiology of M. tuberculosis is highly aerobic and requires high levels of oxygen. Primarily a pathogen of the mammalian respiratory system, MTB infects the lungs. The most frequently used diagnostic methods for TB are the tuberculin skin test, acid-fast stain, and chest radiographs. The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) is a taxonomic group of Mycobacterium that includes M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M Bovis BCG, M. africanum, M caprae, M. microti, M canettii, M pinnipedii, M mungi, and M orygis. Their nucleotide sequences only differ from each other by .01 to .03% and though they are so genetically similar they differ widely in epidemiology. To differentiate the species of mycobacterium polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used to analyze the presence or absence of the regions of difference (RD) of the genomes. There are 16 regions of difference that have been identified and can be analyzed to determine the species of the mycobacterium. In one study, initial screenings of isolates only required analysis of RD1, RD9 and RD10. If the results of the RD1, RD9 and RD10 were all negative, then RD3, RD5 and RD11 were tested and able to identify the remaining species.

Also known as Acid Fast Bacilli Detection of rRNA Reflex Rapid Culture Sputum.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Afb Detection Rrna Reflex Rapid Culture Sputum. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Afb Detection Rrna Reflex Rapid Culture Sputum. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsPositive in case of detection of tuberculosis
Your Cart0 Tests
Proceed to Checkout

Popular Health Checkup Packages

Thousands of Happy Customers

Very professional phlebo. Excellent job in collecting the sample. No pain at all. Got my report also within 24 hours.
Malathi Ganapathy
We serve in
Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Navi Mumbai, Thane,  Gurgaon.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google  Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.