Genexpert MTB/RIF Resistance (Pulmonary) Test in Bhandup - Metropolis Healthcare
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Genexpert MTB/RIF Resistance (Pulmonary) Test

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Genexpert MTB/RIF Resistance test measures the amount of TB bacteria in the blood.

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To detect the presence of TB bacteria and evaluate resistance to the TB drug, Rifampicin

Your doctor may recommend this test for you if he suspects that you have tuberculosis.


The symptoms include:

  • An exposure to a person with tuberculosis is considered a risk factor
  • chroniccough that produces phlegm or sputum, sometimes blood – a cough that persists more than two weeks and worsens over a period of time
  • fever
  • chills
  • night sweats
  • unexplained weight loss

The test is a molecular test which detects the DNA of Tuberculosis (TB) bacteria.

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