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Observations of the Amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test in a Public Health Laboratory

Under routine testing conditions, the MTD had high accuracy and rapidly detected more than half of smearnegative PTB cases. For smear-positive patients, the potential impact of MTD testing on clinical decision making was high, given 98% concordance between MTD results Read more ›

Published on27 Mar 2016
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Outcomes of the Amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test in a Public Health Laboratory

Laboratory Performance of the MTD A total of 1,158 respiratory specimens from 641 PTB suspects were tested. Four specimens were excluded from the analysis: one because the culture was contaminated, and three because the MTD result was equivocal. Three patients Read more ›

Published on26 Mar 2016
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My Canadian Pharmacy: Details about Amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test in a Public Health Laboratory

New tools are needed to increase the efficiency of Mycobacterium tuberculosis detection. The conventional rapid test (smear microscopy for acid-fast bacilli [AFB]) has poor sensitivity and specificity, and its positive predictive value (PPV) for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is lower in Read more ›

Published on25 Mar 2016
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