Comparison of Quantitative Techniques including Xpert MTB/RIF to Evaluate Mycobacterial Burden

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INTRODUCTION Accurate quantification of mycobacterial load is important for the evaluation of patient infectiousness, disease severity and monitoring treatment response in human and in-vitro laboratory models of disease. We hypothesized that newer techniques would perform as well as solid media culture to quantify mycobacterial burden in laboratory… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028815

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