Utility of MPT 64 antigen detection assay for rapid characterization of mycobacteria in a resource constrained setting.

@article{Kanade2012UtilityOM,
  title={Utility of MPT 64 antigen detection assay for rapid characterization of mycobacteria in a resource constrained setting.},
  author={Swapna Kanade and Gita Nataraj and Rupali Shivajirao Suryawanshi and Preeti Mehta},
  journal={The Indian journal of tuberculosis},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={92-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Important reasons for the negligible numbers of laboratories performing characterization of Mycobacteria in resource constrained settings are requirement of biosafety measures, longer turnaround time and laborious nature of tests. A rapid, accurate and simple test for characterization is required. "SD BIOLINE TB Ag MPT 64 Rapid" is a rapid immunochromatographic test for differentiation of Mycobacteria into M. tuberculosis Complex (MTBC) and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). AIM… CONTINUE READING

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