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World Tuberculosis Day 2021: The Clock Is Ticking – Everything you must know

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World tuberculosis day is observed on 24th March each year. This day comes to build awareness about tuberculosis that still remains a pandemic for the world. One and a half million people die each year from this disease (Source).

If we talk about the impact of this epidemic on India it is very huge. Before the covid-19 pandemic, India was dealing with tuberculosis. This disease killed nearly 4,50,000 people in India and 2.64 million Indians were affected by this disease in 2019 (Source).

Tuberculosis is one of the deadliest infectious killers. It is one of the biggest health issues in India. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and these bacteria attack the lung, kidney, spine, and brain.

Read This: What is Tuberculosis: Symptoms, Prevention, and Everything Else You Must Know

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: The Clock Is Ticking

World tuberculosis day is a worldwide event that is held by the World Health Organization(WHO) to spread awareness about tuberculosis. These events have different themes and slogans every year. This year Stop TB Partnership has selected “The Clock is Ticking” as the world tuberculosis day 2021 theme to boost awareness.

Tuberculosis is rising in India day by day and it is important to get treatment quickly that is followed by the doctor. Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing important tuberculosis diagnostics tests 

Let’s check out these tests

AFB- Detection of DNA (TB-PCR)Detects and differentiates Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) from non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium species (NTM) in a qualitative form using Real-time PCR.Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC) 
AFB-GenoType CM (Common Mycobacteria) SCREENIdentification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex as well as the following nontuberculous mycobacterial species- M. avium, M. chelonae, M. abscessus, M. fortuitum, M. gordonae, M. intracellulare, M. scrofulaceum, M. interjectum, M. kansasii, M. malmoense, M. marinum/M. ulcerans, M. peregrinum, and M. xenopi Culture Isolate
AFB-MDR Screen- First Line Drugs Detects presence of MTB and its resistance to Rifampicin and IsoniazidCulture, Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC)
AFB-MDR Screen- Second Line Drugs Detects presence of MTB and its resistance to Fluoroquinolones, Kanamycin, Amikacin, Capreomycin and ViomycinCulture, Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC)
TB Panel 1ZN staining, AFB detection by Rapid Culture and MDR First Line Drugs Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC) 
TB Panel 2ZN staining, AFB detection by Rapid Culture and AFB- Detection of DNA (TB-PCR) Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC)

Other than this we also do a manual culture for Tuberculosis detection.

Conclusion

As we know that TB is a global pandemic and can affect all age groups. We need to be aware of ourselves and others. It can be prevented by getting a diagnosis and treatment early.

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