Performance of Cepheid® Xpert MTB/RIF® and TB-Biochip® MDR in two regions of Russia with a high prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the performance of Cepheid® Xpert MTB/RIF® (“Xpert”) and TB-Biochip® MDR (“TB-Biochip”). Sputum specimens from adults with presumptive tuberculosis (TB) were homogenized and split for: (1) direct Xpert and microscopy, and (2) concentration for Xpert, microscopy, culture [Lowenstein–Jensen (LJ) solid media and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-012-1798-0

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