The AFB stain test is a diagnostic test used to identify the presence of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) in a patient's sample. The test can be used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) or other mycobacterial infections.
The AFB stain test is used to detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). This test can be used to diagnose TB in a person who has symptoms of the disease or to screen for TB in people who are at high risk for developing the disease.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of tuberculosis, it is important to get tested as soon as possible. Symptoms of tuberculosis include:
-A cough that lasts more than three weeks
If you have been in close contact with someone who has tuberculosis, you should also get tested.
The normal range for the AFB stain test is 0-9 acid-fast bacilli per 100 oil immersion fields. A positive result is defined as 10 or more acid-fast bacilli per 100 oil immersion fields.
There are a few different ways that you can lower your AFB stain test level.
Yes, the AFB stain test is safe. There are no known side effects from this test.
No, fasting is not required for the AFB Stain Test.
Yes, home sample collection is available for AFB Stain Test. One can opt for home collection while booking a test through Max Lab.
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