Comparison of two molecular methods for rapid diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

@article{Causse2011ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two molecular methods for rapid diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={Manuel Causse and Pilar Ru{\'i}z and Juan Bautista Guti{\'e}rrez-Aroca and Mercedes Casal},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={3065-7}
}
Application of real-time PCR for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis enables results to be obtained in about 2 h. A total of 340 nonrespiratory samples were processed using two real-time PCR assay kits: Xpert MTB/RIF and Cobas TaqMan MTB. The sensitivity and specificity of the Xpert assay were 95% and 100%, respectively, compared to 78% and 98% for the Cobas assay. 

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