AFB - Urine

AFB – Acid- Fast- Bacillus is a kind of Bacteria that is the reason for Tuberculosis (TB) and other infections. TB causes Health issues to the lungs, Brain, Spine, and Kidneys. As per the Doctor’s recommendations, samples taken from various places such as Blood, Urine, Phlegm for this test for diagnosing Tuberculosis and infections like Leprosy. AFB test in urine helps to diagnose Tuberculosis and other microbial infections.
Test Code: 1033
₹ 450.00


Why AFB urine test?


AFB urine cultures are used to diagnose active mycobacterium tuberculosis infections. TB is a serious bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs and can be spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing. Moreover from the primary site of infection which is the lungs, reactivation can spread to other parts of the body such as the brain, spine, and kidneys. AFB cultures can also be used to monitor for prognosis, to follow effective treatment. This test is also done for the incidence of urinary tuberculosis among kidney patients suspected of TB. The symptoms of active TB include a cough that lasts more than three weeks or more, coughing up of blood and/or sputum, chest pain, fever, fatigue, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. When active TB disseminates to other parts of the body besides the lungs then symptoms vary depending on the site of the body part effects such as back pain, pain in the flanks, blood in urine, joint pain, weakness, etc. 

The other tests include Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) smear examination, inoculation and culture on Lowenstein Jensen (LJ) culture medium, radiometric BACTEC-460 system, PCR, DNA enzyme Immuno Assay (DEIA) test. 

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Urine specimen. 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.