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Mtb Pcr Biopsy Tissue

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Mtb Pcr Biopsy Tissue

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What is this test?

Polymerase Chain Reaction aka PCR is one of the most promising test to diagnose TB. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria named Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). PCR is a simple and rapid test used for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis because it amplifies a DNA sequence which is unique to mycobacteria. In PCR, short sections of DNA are converted into large copies in a process known as amplifying of DNA. It enables specific genes of interest to be detected or measured. After the results of the test, a doctor is able to diagnose and prescribe a patient with medication for TB which in turn aids any irreversible damage.

As mentioned above, PCR is one of the most promising tests to diagnose TB. It has been in use for a lot of years. It may take It helps in detecting TB in a patient. PCR can be used for early diagnosis of tuberculosis in tissue samples. Affordable test to help in the diagnosis of TB. Positive PCR means MTB is present. Negative PCR means no signs of MTB were detected. There is no special preparation required before the test. It is recommended that you wear loose fitting clothes for the test. Wearing sleeveless or short-sleeved shirt should be preferred.

You are not required to change or alter your diet. Drinking water and staying hydrated is highly encouraged before the test as it helps in drawing the blood easily and with no or little pain. Ask your lab provider or doctor beforehand, if you are required to fast or not and any other instructions to be followed during the test especially if you are taking any medication for TB.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Mtb Pcr Biopsy Tissue. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Mtb Pcr Biopsy Tissue. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

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