GeneXpert MTB/RIF Assay
Bacteriology

GeneXpert MTB/RIF Assay

Last updated on July 4th, 2021GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay is a rapid diagnostic test of tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistance. It is revolutionizing TB control with aids in prompt diagnosis and treatment (selection of appropriate TB regimen). […]

Bacteriology

Atypical Mycobacterial Infections

Last updated on June 21st, 2021Atypical mycobacterial infections caused by a species of mycobacterium other than M. tuberculosis complex,  the causative bacteria of pulmonary TB and extrapulmonary TB including cutaneous TB; and Mycobacterium leprae, the cause of […]

Acid fast bacilli
Bacteriology

Ziehl-Neelsen Technique-AFB Staining

Last updated on June 11th, 2021Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) method of acid-fast staining technique is used to stain Mycobacterium species including M. tuberculosis, M. ulcerans, and M. leprae and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).  Detection of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) […]