Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Journal club
Innovative new diagnostic test to detect TB and rifampin resistance
  1. Narendra Babu Chinnappa
  1. Correspondence to Dr Narendra Babu Chinnappa, SpR, University Hospital Llandough, 74 Pan-Ty-Celyn road, Llandough, Cardiff CF64 2PH, UK; rcnaren{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Tuberculosis remains a major public health concern. Existing diagnostic tools are slow and result in delays initiating appropriate treatment. This is particularly a problem in patients with HIV, in whom sputum–smear analysis is frequently negative and those with multi-drug resistant strains.

In this study, the performance of an automated molecular assay for …

View Full Text