Test CatalogueZN Stain Body Fluid AFB

Specimen: Submit Miscellaneous specimens (Sputum, Urine, Pus, Body Fluids like pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, gastric, bronchial, semen etc.) in a sterile screw capped container OR Swabs in sterile normal saline OR Bone marrow in 1 Green Top (Sodium Heparin) tube or smeared onto 4 clean glass slides fixed immediately in 95% ethanol for 30 minutes and air dried. For Gastric lavage, patient should be fasting for previous 12 hours. Transport the gastric lavage specimens within 4 hours of collection. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE. Specify type of specimen on container and test request form.

Stability (Room): 2 hrs

Stability (Refrigerated): 24 hrs

Stability (Frozen): N/A

Method: Conventional microscopic examination

Comment: For tissue specimens contact Medilab AFB Stain. Sputum samples are reported as per RNTCP guidelines.

Price: Contact Medilab

Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days

Usage: Z-N (AFB) stain provides a presumptive diagnosis of Mycobacterial disease. It can be used to follow the progress of tubercular patients on therapy. AFB culture to be performed in all suspected cases.

Specialty: Physician

Disease: Tuberculosis


Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Not Available


Pre-test Information: No special preparation required.

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