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Overview Brief

Tuberculosis is a highly dangerous disease of the lungs, and many varieties are multidrug-resistant (MDR). MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum is a test that can help identify the right treatment.

What is MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum?

MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum is a lab-based testing approach that assesses the genetic composition of the tuberculosis bacterium.

MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum is used to distinguish between patients whose tuberculosis (TB) is the result of past infection and those whose TB is caused by a recent infection [1]. It can also help to determine whether two or more patients contracted TB from the same chain of transmission.

MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum is a useful investigative test that can help identify ways to eliminate tuberculosis transmission.

Why is MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum suggested?

MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum is suggested in the following cases:

  • To identify new disease transmission settings.
  • To differentiate between a new infection and a reactivated old infection.

How is MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum performed?

MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum is performed by a trained pathologist.

  • A sputum sample is taken from the patient.
  • The samples are taken to a lab for genotyping.
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods are usually used for genotyping.

MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum can only be conducted in samples confirmed to contain the tuberculosis bacterium.

Parameters measured in MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum

MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum involves the following parameters

  • Identification of the genetic composition of the TB strain.

Preparations before performing MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum

The following preparations will ensure that MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum goes smoothly.

  • Patients should provide full information about their movements in the two weeks before infection, or as requested.

Post-care after MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum

No special post-care is needed after MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum.

Sample types in MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum

MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum usually calls for the following samples

  • Sputum sample.

Side effects/risks MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum

MDR TB Genotyping, Sputum involves the following potential risks.

  • Insufficient proof of bacterium in the sputum sample.

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