Sputum For AFB ZN Stain

sputum for afb zn stain

Sputum For AFB ZN Stain

Tuberculosis is most often caused by AFB (Acid-fast bacilli) or the Mycobacterium species (TB). An AFB stain test is done to figure this out. Common symptoms include a cough that lasts for more than a week, blood in the sputum, tiredness, weight loss that can't be explained, loss of appetite, fever, and chills. Since TB is easy to spread through the air, this test helps find it and treat it quickly.

A negative AFB smear means that mycobacterium is not present. A mycobacterium infection is likely if an AFB smear is positive. The sample is grown in a lab again to confirm that the person has TB.

Why done? 

The Stain AFB (ZN Stain) test detects and diagnoses TB. It also monitors if the treatment for TB is working correctly.


A sample collection cup should be used to get two ounces of urine early in the morning. Then, send it to the lab for analysis, where the lab technicians will evaluate it.

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required Documents for Stain AFB (ZN Stain), Urine Test:

  • A doctor's prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After care: 

No care is required.

The cost of a Sputum For AFB ZN Stain test in Delhi: 

The Sputum For AFB ZN Stain 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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