Tuberculosis (TB) DNA : Detection through Real Time PCR
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most important infectious diseases worldwide. One-third of the world's population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of TB. The incidence of TB worldwide is about 8 million and about 3 million people die each year.
Advantage of TB Real time PCR :
TB Real time PCR is highly sensitive and specific test as compared to AFB Microscopy & Culture in Extrapulmonary TB.
TB Real time PCR can differentiate MTB and NTM (MOTT) species which could be helpful in mode of treatment by Doctor.
TB real time PCR is also useful in detection of Rifampicin drug resistance which could be further helpful in selecting the drug regime by Doctor.
TB DNA detection, differentiation and Rifampicin drug resistance detection at Sampurna Sodani Diagnostic Clinic, Indore
Sample type : Sputum, Bal, Pus, Tissue, Urine, Body fluids (CSF, pleural fluid, ascitic fluid, synovial fluid), Endometrium, menstrual blood, semen etc.
Cost : 1800/-
TAT : Same day to maximum 24 hours.
IGRA test for TB : (TB Gold, Gamma Interferon For TB)
Sample type : Whole blood in lithium heparin
Cost : 2500/-
TAT : 24 hours.