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GeneXpert MTB/RIF Resistance (Extrapulmonary) Test

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The AFB-Xpert panel is a rapid diagnostic test used on extrapulmonary samples (fluids or tissues from outside the lungs; eg. Ascitic fluid, Pericardial fluid, Urine, Gastric lavage, Pleural fluid, Pus, Peritoneal Fluid, CSF, Synovial fluid) to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB), and identify potential resistance to Rifampicin, a key antibiotic used in TB treatment. This test is valuable because it provides faster and more accurate results compared to traditional methods for diagnosing extrapulmonary TB.

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GeneXpert MTB/RIF Resistance (Extrapulmonary) Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the GeneXpert MTB/RIF Resistance (Extrapulmonary) Test with a clear pricing structure.

The GeneXpert MTB/RIF Resistance (Extrapulmonary) Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 2,450 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Diagnose extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB): This rapid test helps identify if Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), the bacteria causing TB, is present in samples from outside the lungs (e.g., lymph nodes, pleural fluid).
  • Detect Rifampicin resistance: Along with identifying MTB, GeneXpert also checks for resistance to Rifampicin, a crucial antibiotic in TB treatment. Early detection of resistance allows for adjusting treatment plans for better outcomes.
  • Faster results compared to traditional methods: GeneXpert delivers results within hours, significantly faster than conventional culture tests which can take weeks. This quicker turnaround time allows for faster initiation of appropriate treatment.
  • Improved accuracy for EPTB diagnosis: EPTB diagnosis can be challenging with traditional methods. GeneXpert offers higher accuracy compared to sputum smear microscopy, a common test for pulmonary TB, which may not be reliable for extrapulmonary cases.

Your doctor may recommend this test for you if you show symptoms of multidrug-resistant TB. MDR-TB or HIV Infected TB. The symptoms include:

  • Coughing continuously
  • Blood in cough
  • Chest pain
  • Night sweats
  • Sudden weight loss

The GeneXpert MTB/RIF Resistance (Extra pulmonary) test detects two key things:

  • Presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB): This is the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB). The test detects the genetic material (RNA) of MTB in a sample taken from outside the lungs (extrapulmonary).
  • Rifampicin resistance: This test also checks if the M. tuberculosis bacteria present is resistant to Rifampicin, a critical antibiotic used in TB treatment.
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