[Capacities of rapid diagnostic methods in renal tuberculosis].

Abstract

The paper comparatively assesses routine and new medical technologies (metachromatic urine test, polymerase chain reaction, chromatographic mass spectrometry, and enzyme immunoassay) for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and tuberculosis antibodies. It is shown that molecular biological and immune assays may be used only for rapid diagnosis and screening, followed by a full-scale phthisiourological study as the detection of markers of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and tuberculosis antibodies cannot be a criterion for establishing renal tuberculosis. The authors consider that the conventional microbiological tests whose validity is beyond question in case of positive results are the most established and practice-tested canons of phthisiourological diagnosis.

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@article{Kamyshan2006CapacitiesOR, title={[Capacities of rapid diagnostic methods in renal tuberculosis].}, author={I S Kamyshan and A N Mams and P I Stepanov}, journal={Problemy tuberkuleza i bolezneĭ legkikh}, year={2006}, volume={9}, pages={39-43} }