Effect of Previous Treatment and Sputum Quality on Diagnostic Accuracy of Xpert(®) MTB/RIF
White, L F
Fennelly, K P
Jones-López, E C
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JournalThe International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the official journal of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
AbstractIn 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.