AFB Stain Test In Lucknow

AFB Stain Test In Lucknow

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 Lucknow, including its price and cost, procedure, side effects, etc.


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About AFB stain test

Why is the AFB stain test done?

You can go for the AFB test if you’re experiencing the symptoms associated with TB. These include:

  • Cough that persists for more than three weeks
  • Coughing up blood and/or sputum.
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Unexplained weight loss

Tuberculosis can affect different parts of the body. If you have the following symptoms, you may need to be tested for the AFB test:

  • Backache
  • Presence of blood in the urine
  • Headache
  • Weakness and joint discomfort

Risk factors for developing tuberculosis include the following:

  • Maintaining a close contact with someone who has had tuberculosis.
  • If you’ve contracted HIV.
  • Living or working in an area where tuberculosis is prevalent.


What does the AFB stain test measure?

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.


Risks/side effects of AFB Stain Test

There are no side effects associated with the AFB test.


Why choose's home collection services?

At, we thrive to deliver quality healthcare & diagnostic services to our valuable customers at their doorsteps. We are just a call or few clicks away to book your pathology test or a health package. Avail our services from the comfort of your home, office, or while you’re on the go.

Choose from a wide range of certified labs which undergo regular audits to ensure accuracy. Delay in reporting of your test result, without prior information, entitles you for a refund. Your account maintains the history of your test reports, irrespective of the chosen lab.

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 will guarantee you:

Punctuality – Sample collection at your chosen time

Attentiveness – Concerned to handle your pre-test anxiety

Safety – Ensuring proper hygiene during the visit

Skillfulness – Certificate shared with you before the visit



How to prepare for the AFB Stain Test?

No preparations are required for the AFB test.

How is the AFB stain test performed?

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:

  • Take a five-second deep inhale and hold it.
  • Breathe out slowly.
  • Inhale again and cough until sputum appears in your mouth.
  • Spit the sputum in the cup and close its lid.
  • Rinse the cup from the outside.
  • On the outside of the cup, write the date on which you collected your sample.
  • Give the sample to your doctor.


When is the AFB stain test performed?

AFB stain test is performed to diagnose active tuberculosis (TB) and other AFB infections.

These are some of them:

  • Leprosy: A rare and curable disease that damages the nerves, eyes, and skin. The skin becomes red, dry and numb.
  • To check for TB in those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
  • To check the efficacy of the treatment prescribed for tuberculosis.
Interpreting the AFB stain test results

Interpreting the AFB stain test results

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.

Customer Reviews

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ravi rajravi raj
05:31 18 Jun 23
They are providing the best service. Sample was collected from my home at the fixed time with no delay. The Phlebo was very confident. Rates are very reasonable and minimum. I was surprised to get the report just after 24 hours and it was as per our expectations. Best Best.2
Mritunjay DwivediMritunjay Dwivedi
02:28 02 Jun 23
I am very happy to share that your service and staff are too good . I got my test done before mentioned time and It was very smooth. I am editing my review due to not getting my report on time. It has been 3 days but still I didn't get my report
Kanishka634 SharmaKanishka634 Sharma
03:43 28 May 23
Ms Sujata arrived on time and was very polite and caring throughout the process. Actually there was a mistake on my part where I couldn't attend her calls because I was not well and i feel asleep bcoz of my medicines. I had scheduled an appointment for my mother but Ms Sujata somehow reached my address by asking my neighbours. Such a lovely girl, and also the collection process was really smooth. Would absolutely recommend everyone to check out their services
Kawaljeet SinghKawaljeet Singh
02:35 28 May 23
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mukesh dabramukesh dabra
07:33 09 May 23
Nice experience on having my regular routine blood check up from Flebo. Their technicians are also well qualified and well mannered to deal with. Kudos!
Anil AroraAnil Arora
14:38 21 Apr 23
Person who collects the sample are very expert in taking blood sample.Very good explanation of all test, a good Gentlemen.Test report/ results were sent in time.Even layman can understand the report before going to doctor for consultation.Always prefer flebo ,excellent service.
Anjali DubeyAnjali Dubey
02:46 05 Apr 23
Super!!! Rafi has collected very well. Very Nice with the whole protocol.With full protocal. He spoke very politely and collected! He had come on time.
Manthan VijManthan Vij
08:34 06 Mar 23
The experience was good and received reports within promised time. The sample collection was done smoothly with good care. Impressed and thank you so much to the whole team for the wonderful service.
Ashwin ShrivastavaAshwin Shrivastava
01:10 06 Mar 23
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02:26 25 Feb 23
Mr Pawan came to collect my sample, the person was so gentle n soft handed that I didn’t when he took my sample… kudos to the team.Amazing
Naman ArnejaNaman Arneja
07:10 23 Feb 23
They are providing the best service. Sample was collected from my home at the fixed time with no delay. The Phlebo was very confident. Rates are very reasonable and minimum. I was surprised to get the report just after 24 hours and it was as per our expectations. Best Best.
Abhishek SinghAbhishek Singh
04:03 02 Feb 23
My experience was really good with flebo. From the booking process till the end reports everything was very smooth .in such a less price service delivery was really good.Good and polite staff .
asim pashineasim pashine
05:58 24 Jan 23
Service provided by Flebo was great. My Sample Collection Person ( Mr. Shivam Prajapati ) did the process very smoothly and is of great patience. Have meet many Sample Collection Person but he was the best one. Seriously, next time also i prefer him to come for sample collection. ☺️☺️☺️☺️
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07:26 09 Jan 23
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Vaibhav MittalVaibhav Mittal
03:21 21 Dec 22
The Flebo Javed was good at his job & also courteous & patient. The package I got was good too. Now I want to see how fast will I get the report. Will it be as promised on call, within 24 hrs or not. I will edit my review after receiving report.
sakshi palsakshi pal
08:41 19 Dec 22
My experience was really good with flebo. From the booking process till the end reports everything was very smooth .in such a less price service delivery was really good.Good and polite staff .I loved flebo's service ❤️
Kunal AtalKunal Atal
04:52 14 Nov 22
This is my first experience with Flebo and it was very nice and I highly impressed with the service.Sample collector boy came on time, very hygiene, took sample very nicely, polite speaking.The best part is company's sample collection kit. Everything is packed in a sealed packet and open in front of us.Call centre was also good and she suggested good to me.I really appropriate their quick response.I recommend it.Good job Flebo
Robin GoyaldzRobin Goyaldz
03:00 08 Nov 22
Happy from your service....sample collection boys are on time and while taking blood samples no pain an it was so quick and very nice way to talk any my wife both are very happy from service ............. doing good for people at lover price. Thanks ????????
Pranav SinhaPranav Sinha
02:47 06 Nov 22
Good and quality service with qualified professional providing to their customers with maintain proper hygiene. Will recommend to go for this if needed any health check up.
Sushil MehlaSushil Mehla
08:10 04 Nov 22
Happy with services. There way or representation and consulting to customer was absolutely amazing. It was my first experience with I interact with the flebo Ajay who guide me for suitable test and he was looking well experienced. Polite in behaviour and punctual. he gave me pain less experience while taking sample.Thank you for your service
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03:10 03 Nov 22
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amit Kumaramit Kumar
00:57 27 Oct 22
Very good experience..On timeGood staff
Ashok Kumar RaiAshok Kumar Rai
02:16 22 Oct 22
Excellent service by boy very good behaviour... God bless him
Bhawna SinghBhawna Singh
04:18 18 Oct 22
Excellent service ?..They arrived within a given time slot and they are polite and courteous and well qualified..
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03:34 17 Oct 22
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