Evaluation of Xpert MTB / RIF in detection of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases in China

@inproceedings{Jing2017EvaluationOX,
  title={Evaluation of Xpert MTB / RIF in detection of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases in China},
  author={Hui Jing and Zhiming Lu and Yunfeng Deng and Dachuan Gao and Liang Li and Edward A. Graviss and Xin Ma},
  year={2017}
}
Background: To evaluate the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF assay for direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and rifampin resistance in pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients in China. Material/Methods: We prospectively enrolled 506 TB patients to evaluate sensitivity and specificity of Xpert MTB/ RIF by comparing with Mtb culture, fluorescent staining smear microscopy and clinical diagnosis. Results: Overall, 402 of 506 (79.4%) included patients were clinically… CONTINUE READING