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What do you mean by PCR for M Tuberculosis? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 17-Nov-2013
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User:what does "PCR for M Tuberculosis" mean positive?
Doctor:It means the TB bacteria is present
User:Actually my wife completed 9 month TB course this year. Is it possible presence of TB
Doctor:The facts of the test can be interpreted well by the treating physician. With this test I would not be able to tell you whether her treatment worked or not
Doctor:Because PCR for TB is positive in 90% of people in India
Doctor:every one of us will carry the TB bacillus but whether they are affected with symptoms is more imp
User:What should I do? Test was performed in AIIMS Delhi
Doctor:Go back to the treating doctor for interpretation
Doctor:What is his opinion?
Doctor:Whereever the test is done, it will detect if there is TB bacterium or not
User:I have to go to doctor on coming Thursday. Report only says "PCR for M Tuberculosis" is Positive.
User:My wife is going through IVF treatment in AIIMS and this was the part of proceedure
User:I collected report yester day and I have to go to doctor on next Thursday only.
Doctor:yeah but I cannot give correct opinion just with the test report
Doctor:Only the doctor who is following up with her can rightly say
User:Ok. Thanks for your opinion. Thank a lot.
Doctor:thank you for visiting here
Doctor:Bye for nwo
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