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Afb Mtb - Ciprofloxacin Automated Instrument Systems Sputum


Afb Mtb - Ciprofloxacin Automated Instrument Systems Sputum

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What is this test?

The rapidly growing species of mycobacteria eg, Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacterium peregrinum, Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium abscessus, and Mycobacterium mucogenicum are seen with increasing frequency as causes of infection. Some examples of infections caused by this group of mycobacteria are empyema, subcutaneous abscess, cutaneous ulcerative and nodular lesions, peritonitis, endometriosis, bacteremia, keratitis, and urinary tract, prosthetic joint, wound, and disseminated infections. Rapidly growing mycobacteria differ from other species of mycobacteria by their growth rates, metabolic properties, and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles. Most species are susceptible to some of the traditional antimycobacterial agents, but rapidly growing species may exhibit resistance to certain antimycobacterial agents. In contrast, they often are susceptible to several of the antibacterial agents used to treat common bacterial infections. Therefore, the antimicrobial susceptibility profile of an organism within this group varies depending on the species. Antimicrobials tested in this assay are amikacin, cefoxitin, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, doxycycline, imipenem, tobramycin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, linezolid, moxifloxacin, minocycline and tigecycline.

Also known as Acid Fast Bacilli MTb - Ciprofloxacin Automated Instrument Systems Sputum, AFB Sensitivity - Ciprofloxacin Automated Instrument Systems Sputum.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Afb Mtb - Ciprofloxacin Automated Instrument Systems Sputum. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Afb Mtb - Ciprofloxacin Automated Instrument Systems Sputum. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

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UNISEXAll age groupsA result where the drug is sensitive indicates that the patient responds to this antibiotic
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