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Overview Brief

Genxpert for MTB – PCR is a molecular test used to detect tuberculosis, the test also evaluates resistance to Rifampicin.

What is Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test?

Genxpert for MTB – PCR is a molecular test, which is also known as CB-NAAT. Genxpert for MTB – PCR test detects the DNA of TB bacteria. The test can also detect genetic mutations that affect resistance to Rifampicin. The Genxpert machine uses Polymerase chain reaction technique to detect the DNA of TB bacteria.

Why is Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test Suggested?

Genxpert for MTB – PCR test is suggested as an initial diagnosis for Tuberculosis.

  • Cough
  • Pain in the chest.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Night sweating.
  • Unintentional weight loss.

How is Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test Performed?

Genxpert for MTB – PCR is a quick and accurate test to diagnose tuberculosis.

  • Sputum sample from the patient is collected.
  • The sample is tested for DNA of TB bacteria.

Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test results are usually available in 2 hours after the test. (1)

What are the Parameters Measured in Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test?

Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test detects the presence of MTB bacteria, which causes TB.

Preparation before Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test

Genxpert for MTB – PCR test does not require any prior preparation on part of the patient.

  • Follow the instructions of the doctor about taking food and medications before the Genxpert for MTB – PCR test.
  • Disclose medical history to the doctor.

Post-care after Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test

Genxpert for MTB – PCR test does not require any post-care.

  • The patient can go home and resume normal activity after the Genxpert for MTB – PCR test.
  • Once the report is delivered, follow up with the doctor and take necessary medications.

Sample Types in Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test

Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test requires only one sample.

  • Sputum sample.

Side-effects of Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test

Genxpert for MTB – PCR is a non-invasive test.

  • There are no side-effects for Genxpert for MTB – PCR Test.

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