AFB (acid-fast bacillus) is a mycobacterium that causes tuberculosis and other illnesses. Tuberculosis, or TB, is a bacterial infection that targets our lungs and brain, spine, and kidneys. Tuberculosis is transmitted through coughing or sneezing. AFB tests can be done for those who are experiencing the symptoms associated with TB.
Read further to know more about the AFB stain test in Chandigarh, including its price and cost, procedure, side effects, etc.
You can go for the AFB test if you’re experiencing the symptoms associated with TB. These include:
Tuberculosis can affect different parts of the body. If you have the following symptoms, you may need to be tested for the AFB test:
Risk factors for developing tuberculosis include the following:
The AFB stain test detects the AFB bacteria in your sputum. Sputum is the mucus/phlegm that comes up from the lungs when you cough.
There are no side effects associated with the AFB test.
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Our Phlebotomists are trained and qualified under a unique program designed by industry experts, who use FDA approved pre-analytical consumables for sampling.
Customer satisfaction is our utmost priority, and a Phlebotomist from Flebo.in will guarantee you:
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No preparations are required for the AFB test.
You can collect your sputum in a plastic cup provided to you by your healthcare worker. Once you wake up in the morning, brush your teeth and rinse your mouth (before consuming anything). Do not use a mouthwash.
The steps for collecting a sputum sample are as follows:
AFB stain test is performed to diagnose active tuberculosis (TB) and other AFB infections.
These are some of them:
Normal range: Negative/No AFB Seen
A negative AFB smear test indicates that you don’t have tuberculosis. However, it might be the case that there weren’t enough bacteria present in the sample for an accurate diagnosis.
A positive AFB smear test indicates that you most likely have tuberculosis or another illness. An AFB culture test can be used to confirm the same. Your doctor can prescribe a treatment based on the initial test itself.
A “susceptibility test” can also be performed on your sample after your AFB test report comes out as positive to decide the course of treatment.
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