Tuberculosis is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis that generally effects the lungs however it can affect other parts of the body. It may cause pulmonary tuberculosis and various skin and abdomen infections. It spreads through the air from infected people - coughing, sneezing or spitting.
Other commonly used methods to detect TB are:AFB, smear examination Culture, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Mycobacterium antibody panel (TB-IgG, IgM, IgA)Mycobacterium Tuberculosis by RT-PCRQuantiferon TB GoldMantoux Test
24 to 36 Hours
The Anti TB test (IgA, IgG, IgM) is restricted to a standard assesment of antibodies to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in human serum, plasma. It also recognizes antibodies of Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium africanum. The test is a qualitative screening assay and is not for determining quantitative concentration of TB antibodies.
Symptoms associated with TB test are:
Preparatory instructions during specimen collection*:
No Fasting Required.
No other special preparations required.
Specimen type:Serum (Blood Sample)
Specimen collection procedure:Venipuncture - Collection of blood from a vein, usually from the arm.
|201 - 300 Sero Unit||Borderline Negative|
‘*A Reference range is a set of values which helps the healthcare professional to interpret a medical test. It may vary with age, gender, and other factors. Reference ranges may also vary between labs, in value & units depending on instruments used and method of establishment of reference ranges’
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