Biopsy Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Test and Its Cost

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Biopsy Acid Fast Bacillus (AFB)

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

What is the Biopsy (AFB) Test?

AFB is a bacterium that causes tuberculosis and other illnesses. Tuberculosis is a dangerous bacterial infection that damages the lungs. It can also affect the brain, spine, and kidneys. TB is transferred by coughing or sneezing.

Inactive or active TB Latent TB means you have germs but don't feel sick and can't distribute them to others. If you have active TB, you will have symptoms and infect others.

AFB tests are generally ordered for active TB patients. The tests look for AFB bacteria in sputum. Sputum is a viscous mucus produced by the lungs.

Why done? 

When you have signs and symptoms of lung infection that could be caused by tuberculosis (TB) or a nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection, such as a chronic cough, weight loss, fever, chills, and weakness; when you have a positive IGRA blood test or Tuberculin skin test (TST) and are in a high-risk group for developing active TB; when you have a skin or other body site infection that could be caused by


Your health care practitioner will perform an AFB smear and an AFB culture, and both will require a sample of your sputum. Typically, the two tests are performed at the same time. Your lab technician will give you details about the procedure.

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required documents for Biopsy (AFB) Test

  • Doctor prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After care

No particular type of care is required.

Cost of Biopsy (AFB) Test in Delhi

The Biopsy Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

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