Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) Stain For Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB)

Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) Stain For Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB)

Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) Stain For Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB)

Ziehl-Neelsen staining is a bacteriological stain used to recognize corrosive quick living beings, mostly Mycobacteria. Minute assessment of clinical examples for corrosive quick bacilli utilizing the Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) stain has been a standard demonstrative device and is utilized worldwide for fast TB conclusion.

How the example is gathered for ZN STAIN testing?

AFB smear. In this test, your example is "spread" on a glass slide and checked out under a magnifying instrument. 

AFB culture. In this test, your example is taken to a lab and put in an exceptional climate to support the development of microorganisms.

Is any test arrangement required?

Indeed. You will be approached to hack profoundly and spit into a sterile compartment.

How to infer from the test result

In case your AFB smear was positive, it infers you no doubt have TB or other defilement, yet on the off chance that your results on an AFB smear or culture were negative, you apparently don't have dynamic TB.

For what reason do you want this test?

You might require an AFB test on the off chance that you have manifestations of dynamic TB. These include:

  • Chest torment
  • Fever
  • Exhaustion
  • Night sweats
  • Unexplained weight reduction

Are there any dangers to the test?

There is no gamble to giving a sputum test by hacking into a compartment. your throat might feel sore after the strategy.


Following half a month on anti-infection agents, you will presently not be infectious; however you will in any case have TB. To fix TB, you want to take anti-toxins for six to nine months.

Cost for ZN STAIN FOR AFB in Delhi:

AFB Stain Kit in Delhi test cost begins at Rs 200.



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