Diagnostic efficiency of the disposable Monotest in detecting tuberculosis infection by setting objective-specific cut-off points for positivity.

@article{Fourie1996DiagnosticEO,
  title={Diagnostic efficiency of the disposable Monotest in detecting tuberculosis infection by setting objective-specific cut-off points for positivity.},
  author={P. Bernard Fourie and J P Ronel Swanevelder and Joey Lancaster},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1996},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={151-4}
}
The disposable multiple-puncture tuberculin test device, Monotest, was recently introduced in South Africa for tuberculin test screening of tuberculosis infections. Three studies were carried out to compare the intradermal Mantoux test with the Monotest. In the first study, conducted on confirmed hospitalised tuberculosis patients, 307 subjects underwent a 2 TU RT 23 (Statens Seruminstitut, Copenhagen) Mantoux test, 155 a 5 TU test of the same antigen, and 111 a Monotest. In the second study… CONTINUE READING

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