AFB - Culture (Rapid)

An acid-fast bacterial culture is done to determine suspects with TB or other mycobacterium infections such as leprosy etc. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a slow-growing bacterium that is the etiological agent for causing TB. Agar-based and egg-based media incorporating green malachite and Middlebrook broths or solid media are recommended as the Gold standard for the culture of M.tuberculosis.
Test Code: 1217
₹ 150.00


AFB – Acid Fast Bacillus is a kind of bacteria that is the causative agent for TUBERCULOSIS (TB) and other infections. TB causes serious health complications to the lungs, brain, bones such as the spine, and kidneys. As per the physician’s recommendations or pathologist, sample specimen is collected from various places such as blood, urine, phlegm for this test for diagnosing tuberculosis and similar acid-fast bacterial infections such as leprosy. In this AFB Culture, the specimen is taken to the lab and makes the bacteria grow in the environment to diagnose Tuberculosis or other infections.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Aspiration from the local site as directed by the pathologist for tissue culture smear. Test Preparation: none.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presentingcomplaints / signs or symptoms:

SPECIMENREQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory “RTDIAGNOSTICS” provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.