AFB (Acid Fast Bacteria) Culture or Mycobacteria Culture is carried out to diagnose Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. The test usually involves sputum collection that is cultured under laboratory condition.
Patients with severe lung troubles, such as chronic cough, breathing difficulty, fever, fatigue, chills, cough accompanied with blood, unexplained weight loss, are suggested to undergo this test. Patients who receive positive results for TB skin test are also asked to undergo an AFB culture test. Besides, individuals who are already undergoing treatment for Tuberculosis, are frequently asked to undergo this AFB test to determine how well the body is responding to the specific therapy.
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Sputum and blood are the two most commonly collected samples for an AFB culture. You may be asked to deliver one or both of these samples.
If you are preparing for sputum collection, make sure that you brush and wash your mouth prior to sample collection. Using mouthwash is strictly prohibited now. Do not eat or drink anything before you collect the sputum. Breath deeply and then cough out the required sputum in a container given to you by your doctor or lab technician.
If you are immediately visiting the lab to deliver the sample, refrigeration is not required. However, if you plan to deliver the same some time later, refrigeration is needed. 24 hours refrigeration is permissible.
On the other hand, blood sample collection is always carried out in a clinic or lab. Your lab technician will collect the required sample through a venipunture. The procedure is simple, where an elastic band is tied to the upper arm that allows accumulation of blood in veins. A needle is then inserted that collects the required blood sample.