Specimen: Submit Sputum in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.

Stability (Room): 2 hrs

Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs

Stability (Frozen): N/A

Method: Fluorescent and conventional microscopy


Price: Contact Medilab

Turnaround time (TAT): 3 days

Usage: Positive AFB smear results provide a first indication of Mycobacterial infection and potential TB disease. Smear-positivity and grade indicates relative bacterial burden and correlates with disease presentation. Patient therapy may be initiated for TB based on smear result and clinical presentation. Changes in smear status are important for monitoring response to therapy.

Specialty: Physician

Disease: Tuberculosis

Components: Includes Auramine and Ziehl Neelsen stain

Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Available


Pre-test Information: No special preparation required

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