Bronchoscopy in suspected pulmonary TB with negative induced-sputum smear and MTD(®) Gen-probe testing.

@article{Iyer2011BronchoscopyIS,
  title={Bronchoscopy in suspected pulmonary TB with negative induced-sputum smear and MTD(®) Gen-probe testing.},
  author={Vivek N Iyer and Avni Y. Joshi and Thomas George Boyce and M W Brutinel and Marcella C Scalcini and John Wilson and Kevin McCoy and Timothy R. Aksamit},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={105 7},
  pages={1084-90}
}
INTRODUCTION In our institution, patients with suspected pulmonary TB undergo multiple induced-sputum sampling for microscopy, culture and nucleic acid amplification (NAA) with the MTD(®) Gen-probe assay. Those with negative induced-sputum results still suspected with TB are then referred for bronchoscopy. We sought to determine the diagnostic yield of bronchoscopy in these patients with negative initial induced-sputum results both via smear and NAA testing. METHODS We identified 30… CONTINUE READING