• Effect of Previous Treatment and Sputum Quality on Diagnostic Accuracy of Xpert(®) MTB/RIF

      Acuña-Villaorduña, C; Orikiriza, P; Nyehangane, D; White, L F; Mwanga-Amumpaire, J; Kim, S; Bonnet, M; Fennelly, K P; Boum, Y; Jones-López, E C (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2017-04-01)
      In early studies, Xpert® MTB/RIF accurately detected culture-proven pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Recent reports have, however, found a lower than expected specificity in previously treated TB patients.