Diagnostic accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests in urine for pulmonary tuberculosis: a meta-analysis.

  title={Diagnostic accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests in urine for pulmonary tuberculosis: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Diana Marangu and Beth Devine and Grace C John-Stewart},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={19 11},
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of tuberculosis (TB) nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) in urine samples for individuals with active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. Electronic databases and reference lists were searched without age or setting restrictions up to May 2015. Eligible articles examined Mycobacterium tuberculosis NAATs in urine samples for PTB diagnosis in patients with sputum culture as the reference standard, and… CONTINUE READING


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