Evaluation of GeneXpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis/Rifampin for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and rifampicin resistance in nonrespiratory clinical specimens

Background: The objective of this study is to assess the performance of Xpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)/rifampin (RIF), an automated molecular test for MTB and resistance to RIF, against smear microscopy and culture method for the diagnosis of MTB infection. Methods: This is a retrospective a...

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Main Authors: Maya Habous, Maimona Ahmed E. Elimam, Rajesh Kumar, Zulfa A L. Deesi
Format: Article
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2019-01-01
Series:International Journal of Mycobacteriology
Online Access:http://www.ijmyco.org/article.asp?issn=2212-5531;year=2019;volume=8;issue=2;spage=132;epage=137;aulast=Habous