Implementing the Xpert® MTB/RIF Diagnostic Test for Tuberculosis and Rifampicin Resistance: Outcomes and Lessons Learned in 18 Countries

@inproceedings{Ardizzoni2015ImplementingTX,
  title={Implementing the Xpert® MTB/RIF Diagnostic Test for Tuberculosis and Rifampicin Resistance: Outcomes and Lessons Learned in 18 Countries},
  author={Elisa Ardizzoni and Emmanuel Fajardo and Peter Saranchuk and Martina Casenghi and Anne-Laure Page and Francis F V Varaine and Cara Simone Kosack and Pamela Hepple and Vishnu Chaturvedi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The Xpert® MTB/RIF (Xpert) is an automated molecular test for simultaneous detection of tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin resistance, recommended by the World Health Organization as the preferred diagnostic method for individuals presumed to have multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) or HIV-associated TB. We describe the performance of Xpert and key lessons learned during two years of implementation under routine conditions in 33 projects located in 18 countries supported by Médecins Sans… CONTINUE READING
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