Capilia™ TB Neo is used to detect M. tuberculosis complex antigens in a suspension of bacteria grown in acid-fast (AFB) bacterial medium or in a portion of liquid AFB medium in which bacteria have been grown (to help to the diagnosis of tuberculosis).
- Rapid test for the identification of the M.tuberculosis complex
Detection of the MPB 64 protein, produced specifically by the M.tuberculosis complex
- Extremely high specificity for the M.tuberculosis complex
Equivalent precision to nucleic acid probe assay
- Quick test results with a one-step operation
Reading time is 15 min. No special equipment required
- <Culture required> Both liquid media and solid media can be used as samples
For solid media, CapiliaTMTB-Neo Extraction Buffer (sold separately) is required.
How tuberculosis is spread
The TB bacteria are transmitted through the air from one person to another. When a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, talks, or sings, the TB bacteria can become airborne. People nearby can inhale these bacteria and become infected.
TB is NOT transmitted by:
- shake someone’s hand
- Share food or drink
- touching bedding or toilet seats
- share toothbrushes
When a person inhales the TB bacteria, the bacteria can settle in the lungs and begin to grow. From there, they can move through the blood to other parts of the body, such as the kidneys, spine, and brain. Tuberculosis disease in the lungs or throat can be infectious. This means that the bacteria can spread to other people. Tuberculosis in other parts of the body, such as the kidneys or the spine, is usually not infectious. People with TB disease are more likely to spread it to people they spend time with every day. This includes family members, friends, coworkers or schoolmates.
Preventing latent TB infection from progressing to TB disease
Many people who have a latent TB infection never develop TB disease. But some people who have latent TB infection are more likely to develop TB disease than others. People at high risk of developing TB disease include:
- People with HIV infection
- People who were infected with the TB bacteria in the last 2 years
- Babies and toddlers
- People who inject illegal drugs
- People who are sick with other diseases weaken their immune systems.
- Elderly people
- People who did not receive the correct treatment for TB in the past
If you have a latent TB infection and you are in one of these high-risk groups, you should take medicine to prevent developing TB disease. There are several treatment options for latent tuberculosis infection. You and your healthcare provider must decide which treatment is best for you. If you take your medicine as directed, it can prevent you from getting TB disease. Because there are fewer bacteria, treating latent TB infection is much easier than treating TB disease. A person with TB disease has a large number of TB bacteria in their body. Several drugs are needed to treat TB disease.