Acid Fast Bacilli Susceptibility - 5 drugs

Acid Fast Bacilli Susceptibility - 5 drugs

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Acid Fast Bacilli Susceptibility - 5 drugs is a test done to identify the susceptibility of mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria for 5 drugs used in the treatment of tuberculosis infection.

This Test Includes

Acid Fast Susceptibility - 5 drugs (LJ- Method)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Acid Fast Bacilli Susceptibility - 5 drugs

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

To help detect and identify infections caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of tuberculosis (TB), and other Mycobacterium species, which are known as acid-fast bacilli (AFB); to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

What is this test

Acid Fast Susceptibility testing plays a very important role because of developing antifungal resistance and intrinsic resistance of certain candida species to antifungal agents like Amphotericin B, Fluconazole, Voriconazole, 5-Fluorocytosine & Caspofungin.