How is Xpert MTB/RIF being implemented in 22 high tuberculosis burden countries?

@article{Qin2015HowIX,
  title={How is Xpert MTB/RIF being implemented in 22 high tuberculosis burden countries?},
  author={Zhi Zhen Qin and Madhukar Pai and Wayne van Gemert and Suvanand Sahu and Marzieh Ghiasi and Jacob Creswell},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={549-54}
}
Accurate and rapid diagnosis is crucial for tuberculosis control by ensuring a timely start to treatment and reducing transmission. In 2012, almost one third of tuberculosis cases were not diagnosed and/or reported to national tuberculosis programmes (NTPs), and ,25% of estimated incident multidrug-resistant (MDR) cases were diagnosed [1]. Xpert MTB/RIF (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA), a nucleic acid amplification test, was recommended in 2010 by the World Health Organization (WHO) for detection… CONTINUE READING
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