OrbitoAsia Diagnostics

MTB GeneXpert


The MTB Genexpert test is a catrige based nuclic acid amplification method with real time nested PCR to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) DNA in patient samples. This highly sensitive and rapid molecular diagnostic tool provides results within hours, enabling prompt diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and guiding appropriate treatment initiation. The test targets specific regions of the MTB genome, and also nutations in the genome of the bacterium that further detects the Rifampicin resistance, which is the first line of drug. The MTB Genexpert test revolutionizes TB diagnosis, facilitating timely intervention and improved patient outcomes in the fight against this infectious disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

The MTB Genexpert test is a molecular diagnostic assay that utilizes Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) DNA in patient samples.

It is performed to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) infection, providing rapid and accurate results for timely initiation of treatment.

The test is highly accurate, with a high sensitivity and specificity for detecting MTB DNA in patient samples.

Respiratory specimens such as sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or nasopharyngeal aspirates are commonly used. Other specimens like cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or tissue biopsies may also be tested.

False-negative results may occur in paucibacillary TB cases or in samples with low bacterial load. Additionally, proper specimen collection and handling are crucial for accurate results.

Why OrbitoAsia Diagnostics?

Orbito Asia Labs and Scans is a comprehensive healthcare imaging and diagnostic facility under one roof. It prides itself on providing the most advanced infrastructure, the best possible medical facilities, the most competitive prices, and thorough individualised attention so that the customer can have diagnostic tests performed in the most efficient and cost-effective manner at a single location by our experienced and certified physicians and friendly staff.

We are committed to providing our clients with ultimate diagnostic services with accurate results, high-quality imaging, and comprehensive health check-up services with comprehensive care, courtesy, and compassion for our clients. Orbito Asia provides diagnostic solutions that improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.