Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Test and Its Cost

Acid Fast Bacillus (AFB)

Book Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Test at the best price in Delhi NCR, India from GDIC (Ganesh Diagnostic & Imaging Centre). GDIC is a NABL Accredited Pathology lab in Delhi offering a wide range of lab testing services.

What is Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Test?

AFB tests are often required for people who show signs of active TB. The tests look for the AFB bacteria in your sputum. Sputum is the term for the viscous mucus that is coughed up from the lungs.

Other Names:

Mycobacteria Smear and Culture TB NAAT AFB Smear and Culture Acid-Fast Bacillus Smear and Culture and Sensitivity

Why it is done?

To aid in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and other Mycobacterium species infections, often known as acid-fast bacilli (AFB), in those at risk of contracting mycobacterial illnesses; to track the efficacy of treatment

What is the procedure for Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Test?

Healthcare professionals collect a small amount of tissue, phlegm, or sputum you cough up to perform an AFB culture. By placing it in a particular container with the nourishment the bacteria need to develop, they "culture" it. After that, they check it again after a few weeks to see if the germs have expanded.

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required documents for for AFB test

A doctor's prescription. 
A valid government ID.

After care: 

No care is required.

The cost of Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Test in Delhi:

The Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Test costs vary by region and facility. So, get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. Training and experienced professionals are staffed to assure patient and visitor safety.



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