GeneXpert test is a rapid catridge based nucleic acid amplification test used in diagnosing tuberculosis and detecting Rifampicin resistance. It is done from samples taken from bronchial washings, sputum, pleural fluid, pleural and tissue biopsies. It is helpful in the determination of early-stage tuberculosis even when the smear microscopy test turns negative.
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Query: Hi doctor, Four weeks ago, I had a cold and chest infection. I self-treated with Amoxicillin and it was resolved. Now, I am getting cough with slight wheeze. Also, it is a productive cough with green sputum. Shall I try Amoxicillin again? I am regularly on Citalopram and Micronor. Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Is there any MDR-TB test for formalin based tissue? I had biopsy, but they dipped it in formalin. Now I asked for another biopsy for GeneXpert test. What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The GeneXpert test is a molecular test which detects the DNA in TB bacteria (tuberculosis). Formalin treated tissue might have TB bacteria which are dead and do not have viable DNA material. Therefore, repeat biopsy has been suggested. For further information consult a pa... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My father is feeling fatigue, lost appetite, and lost sleep. We have visited multiple doctors. Being diabetic, we suspected diabetic neuropathy and visited a neurologist. As part of tests, he has taken X-ray also and identified pleural effusion and referred to a pulmonologist with HRC... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All are going towards tuberculosis but if you send me the film pictures then I can say anything. I do not believe in report statements. For more information consult a pulmonologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pulmonologist Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is in the ICU with pericardial effusion and multiple tumors. The fluid has been drained and there was blood mixed with the fluid. The regular blood test came back normal with no sign of cancerous cells. My question is, what are the chances that the tumors are benign? Through... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is a diagnostic dilemma. The reports you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are fine. But, you should upload the echo reports and the fluid investigations as well. Now, considering the pericardial effusion with multiple c... Read Full »